MLB: Chicago White Sox at Houston Astros

South Side Morning 5: Done With Houston

The White Sox dropped their fourth straight in Houston on Sunday afternoon and have now lost nine of their last 11 games.  They remain on pace to win 50-something games, which is apparently not even noteworthy as they are still five games ahead of the hapless Orioles and Royals.  Unlike those squads, the White Sox don’t look to […]

MLB: Chicago White Sox at Texas Rangers

South Side Morning 5: Mama Said There’ll Be Weekends Like This

A 10-5 win Sunday made for a satisfying end to an otherwise moribund weekend for the White Sox, as the series-ending win over the Rangers was preceded by a pair of losses where the White Sox were collectively outscored 24-7. 1. An uptick in velocity and command of his breaking pitches were the main fuel behind a […]

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: Spring Training-Los Angeles Dodgers at Chicago White Sox

2018 Season Preview: Position Players

Tuesday and Wednesday, the staff at BP South Side will be providing quick-hit takes on the different White Sox positional groups, making predictions on who will be the regular starters at different points in the season, as well as offering optimistic takes, pessimistic takes, and hot takes. Today’s post features the position players. Outfield Opening […]

MLB: Chicago White Sox at Cleveland Indians

South Side Spring Training 5: Baseball Activities

Most of the White Sox have been in camp for close to a week now, but Monday was the official first full-squad workout, with everyone reporting save for Jose Rondon, Bruce Rondon, Jose Ruiz, and Alfredo Gonzalez, all of whom have been delayed because of visa issues. With actual baseball activities finally in full swing, […]

MLB: Los Angeles Angels at Chicago White Sox

Projecting the White Sox: The Devil is in the Details

PECOTA is pretty great, but it isn’t without its flaws.  There are some things it simply cannot predict about players. Sure, it can identify players with playing time suddenly cut short were likely injured, as the comps pulled by the algorithm are likely going to find similar playing time dips caused by injury.  But sudden […]

MLB: Los Angeles Angels at Chicago White Sox

Fun With White Sox PECOTA Player Comparisons

PECOTA Day brings me a lot of joy for a lot of reasons, but one of the most fun aspects of its release, at least to me, is looking at the player comparisons. Like last year, I’ve picked out some of my favorite White Sox player comparisons — fun, unusual, exciting — as we continue […]

MLB: Chicago White Sox at Detroit Tigers

PECOTA and the 2018 White Sox

Wednesday was PECOTA Day at the Baseball Prospectus, the day when our projection system spits out how it thinks the new season will unfold. You can view the full projections over at Baseball Prospectus, and the work that goes into them always make it worth your while, but let’s dive into some of the more noteworthy projections […]