MLB: Game Two-Chicago White Sox at Minnesota Twins

South Side Morning 10: White Sox Split With Twins

1. Yoan Moncada was the only White Sox player to score in the first game of Tuesday’s doubleheader against the Twins. He led off the game with his eighth home run of the season which was an absolute bomb to centerfield. Moncada then scored another run in the fifth inning when he was driven home by a Jose […]

MLB: Minnesota Twins at Chicago White Sox

South Side Morning 5: James Shields in 2018?

It helps to be playing the struggling Rangers and Orioles, but with a come-from-behind 3-2 victory on Tuesday the White Sox moved to 4-2 over their last six games.  They’re only 8.5 games out for the division lead! 1. James Shields again finished the seventh inning, allowing only two runs.  He has gone at least five innings […]

MLB: Chicago White Sox at Kansas City Royals

South Side Morning 5: Opening Day Dingers

1. The anticipation and excitement that comes with Opening Day make it almost impossible to not overreact, whether it’s to something bad or something good. Any reasonable baseball observer knows what happens only matters as much as any single game can. It’s an oft-repeated sentiment: It’s just one game. It’s a long season. Small sample sizes. Etc. It […]

MLB: Spring Training-Chicago White Sox at Chicago Cubs

South Side Spring Training 3: This is March

It’s officially the best month of the year as the Academy Awards, March Madness, and this author’s birthday (the target audience of this intro consists of me and maybe my family, if we’re being honest) serve as welcomed distractions from the monotony of meaningless Spring Training games. Before we know it real, live, baseball games that matter […]

MLB: Chicago White Sox-Media Day

Does anything actually matter in spring training games?

No. Look nobody has ever accused me of burying a lede, but while the short and simple answer to the question is “no”, there are individual elements of these games that matter both from a roster-building and developmental standpoint. The White Sox begin their Cactus League schedule today against the Dodgers. Dylan Covey will start, and Tyler […]

MLB: Chicago White Sox at Texas Rangers

Which major league newcomers have the best chance of sticking around?

I am a sucker for major league debuts. Whether it’s a heralded prospect whose ascent was long anticipated, or a non-prospect September call-up just barely clinging to their professional career, seeing players realize their life-long goal is exciting. It’s something I always try to tune in for, regardless of who or for what team. Jace […]

MLB: Chicago White Sox at Boston Red Sox

South Side Morning 5: Finding the Other Guys

The key pieces of the White Sox rebuild are just beginning to arrive in Chicago with recent promotions of Yoan Moncada and Reynaldo Lopez, two top prospects the White Sox envision as part of their next core. There’s still a long list of players the White Sox hope will join them in the years to come, […]

MLB: Houston Astros at Chicago White Sox

South Side Morning 5: White Sox Dominate Astros Again

After dropping 8 runs on Dallas Keuchel on Tuesday night, the White Sox scored another 7 against the Astros on Wednesday, cruising to a 7-1 victory over the American League’s best team. 1.  It was another big night for the potential bats of the future. Yoan Moncada raised his line to .196/.366/.321 by going 1-for-2 […]

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 […]