MLB: Spring Training-Texas Rangers at Chicago White Sox

Four White Sox on BP’s Midseason Top 50 Prospects list

Baseball Prospectus posted its midseason Top 50 prospects Thursday, which more than anything provides us with a glimpse of how evaluators believe the top prospects in baseball have progressed since the season began. Before the season, BP had four White Sox prospects in its Top 50 and six in the Top 101, which of course […]

MLB: Baltimore Orioles at Chicago White Sox

Avisail Garcia is an All-Star and it’s easy to be happy for him

Avisail Garcia was named to the American League All-Star team Monday, bringing to reality something that never would’ve seemed possible just a few months ago. For most of the first half of the season, we’ve wondered aloud whether Garcia’s hot start is more mirage or the realization of talent many have long believed he’s had. […]

MLB: New York Yankees at Chicago White Sox

White Sox Improving the Little Things

Talking about “improving the little things” is popular for managers and fans. After all, the real solution for a team that isn’t doing as well as it would like would simply be to have much better players, but that’s usually not a feasible solution, particularly mid-season. Instead, the “little things” come across like something that can […]

MLB: New York Yankees at Chicago White Sox

South Side Morning 5: Bumps on the Rodon

1. Ryan wrote Wednesday about the need to temper expectations for Carlos Rodon as the exciting, young left-hander made his season debut against the Yankees. But as Rodon struggled with his command in what ultimately wound up a 12-3 loss, it’s important to remember that as exciting as it is to have another supposed piece […]

MLB: Minnesota Twins at Chicago White Sox

South Side Morning 5: Sad News for Zach Putnam

1. The White Sox announced Monday that reliever Zach Putnam underwent Tommy John surgery last week and will miss the remainder of the season. The usual rehab time for Tommy John surgery, of course, is 12-18 months, meaning it’s unlikely he’ll be able to pitch again until the 2019 season. Putnam emerged as as a […]