MLB: Chicago White Sox at Chicago Cubs

South Side Morning 5: And then there was one

1. The big news on Tuesday had nothing to do with the White Sox loss to the Cubs. It was, instead, a move they made following that game. They sent Anthony Swarzak to the Brewers for Ryan Cordell. Turning Swarzak into anything is a win for the White Sox, even though Cordell doesn’t seem like […]

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

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: Chicago White Sox at Detroit Tigers

Complementary pieces important for rebuilding White Sox

The most important thing to judge during a rebuilding season is whether or not the players expected to be around the next time the team has eyes on contention are progressing the way you’d like. For this year’s White Sox, this has been a mixed bag of sorts thus far. The focus coming into the […]

MLB: Chicago White Sox-Media Day

South Side Morning 5: Help is on the way

1. The biggest White Sox news Tuesday wasn’t the team snapping its five game losing streak, but the long awaited return of Carlos Rodon throwing real innings in a professional baseball game. Sure, it was three innings in High-A against something called the Carolina Mudcats, but 74 days after he was scratched from a spring […]

MLB: Chicago White Sox at Los Angeles Angels

Which White Sox Will Take His Talents to South Beach?

It’s not even June yet. The All-Star Game is scheduled for mid-July. And yet, I’m already pondering who will be the White Sox representative in Miami. Now that the All-Star Game doesn’t have an actual effect on games played in October, it’s much easier to have fun with the fact that each team must have […]

MLB: Minnesota Twins at Chicago White Sox

The White Sox offense is going to be bad for a while

There was never much of a doubt heading into the season that the White Sox offense would be one of the weaker aspects of the team. Even if the expected above-average contributors — Jose Abreu, Melky Cabrera, Todd Frazier, Tim Anderson — performed at or around their median expectations, there were far too many unknown quantities in the […]