Tigers 11, White Sox 8: Miguel Gonzalez Struggles, Sox Get Buried Early

What started out looking like it might be a see-saw affair end up being a one-sided beating despite large amounts of offense from both teams. The Sox dropped back below .500 as they were unable to get quality starting pitching yet again. 1. Robin Ventura’s lean towards speed at the top of his lineup paid quick […]


The Clock Strikes Midnight on Avisail Garcia

“I know I will do better” were the words from Avisail Garcia this past winter when he was asked about the upcoming season. Unfortunately for both Garcia and the Chicago White Sox, Garcia hasn’t been all that much better. At the moment, Garcia sports a very pedestrian .242/.302/.389 batting line, which is good enough for […]


Todd Frazier’s bid to lead the White Sox in more than just home runs

When Todd Frazier was acquired, what was expected was that he’d provide power and good defense at third base. With an MLB-leading 17 home runs, he’s certainly delivered on the first part; his defense hasn’t been quite as good as in years past, but it certainly hasn’t been bad. He hasn’t done things in exactly […]


Indians 4, White Sox 3: Very close to avoiding disaster but not quite

It’d take a real creative bent to characterize the White Sox recent performance in a manner more generous than “freefall.” They have dropped three in a row to the now barely second place Indians and have lost five series in a row. But it’s more eye of the beholder whether another one-run loss that was […]


Which White Sox players are in the running for an All-Star appearance?

It’s May 17, the All-Star Game is slightly under two months away. It is far too early to seriously ask this question (featured in the headline, for reference). However, are we ever seriously asking this question? Besides, the ballots are out, the very worst votes are already being submitted and there’s no stopping them. Some loyal soul […]


Evaluating the White Sox Defense: [Insert “Glove” and “Love” Pun here]

The White Sox are 23-10. Last year on May 10 the White Sox beat Cincinnati by one run to move to 12-16.  They are better this year.  No doubt this is the hard-hitting statistical analysis you have come to expect from Baseball Prospectus. There are some very visible reasons for the improvement.  The 2015 White […]


White Sox 10, Twins 4: Minnesotan mistakes provide a healthy margin for error

Thursday night, the White Sox were held to three runs and dropped just their second series of the year, despite being handed a passel of free baserunners from an unbelievably sloppy effort by the Boston pitching staff. 1. In the first inning Friday night against Ricky Nolasco and the Twins, the White Sox showed quickly […]

MLB: Chicago White Sox at Toronto Blue Jays

South Side Morning 5: Chris Sale’s bizarre reign of terror

1. To date, we’ve had two starts of traditional-looking Chris Sale: one was a step away from greatness due to a command lapse and in the other he was just freezing cold. There has been one kitchen sink, 1,000 ways-to-kill-you masterpiece, and two starts where Sale has thrived with a couple of miles on his fastball tied behind […]


White Sox 7, Blue Jays 5: Comeback rescues rough introduction for Gonzalez

Starting in Toronto ostensibly to give John Danks a break from an unfavorable matchup, Miguel Gonzalez had a real opportunity to impress and force his way into a more permanent role. Instead, something more predictable happened against the high-powered Jays lineup. Less predictable was the dormant Sox offense whirring the life and launching a five-run […]