MLB: ALDS-New York Yankees at Cleveland Indians

Taking stock of the AL Central

The offseason has been quiet thus far, both in terms of the overall scope of the league (with a few exceptions) and, more specifically, in the AL Central. But while the transactions those teams have made haven’t necessarily moved the needle yet, it’s worth taking stock of the state of those respective teams, moves they’ve […]

MLB: Chicago White Sox at Kansas City Royals

Sizing Up The Competition: Kansas City Royals

This is part two of a four-part series looking at the potential strength of the AL Central in the mid-term, given that the White Sox are no longer concerned with 2017.  Today we turn to the familiar bête noire of Kansas City. In a sense, the Royals had some of the same tough decisions to make as the […]


Schedule makers can’t bear the blame for the Sox demise

When an organization waves the white flag before the trade deadline has even begun, the team can’t simply just quit. There’s a whole two and a half months of baseball left to play, and that notion becomes taxing on everyone involved with the team. From the front office, to the broadcast booth, to the fans; […]


It’s becoming harder to see the White Sox as contenders

Last year’s muddled American League race, lacking both a clear top–the entire league had less 90-win clubs than the NL Central–and a bottom save for the newly decrepit Oakland A’s, allowed for every middling, mediocre team to envision a version of themselves that plays in October. Even the 2015 White Sox, whose late-July hot streak […]


South Side Morning 5: Why did Chris sale deviate from his plan?

1. Why did Chris Sale do what he did? Why did the man who has built his season on filling up the zone and conserving energy, suddenly find himself starting the night in fire-and-brimstone mode, burning 43 pitches in an inning, and ending his night overthrowing his way to the backstop? Sure, he had awful command […]