MLB: Chicago White Sox at Minnesota Twins

South Side Morning 5: Avisail Garcia and James Shields are Good?

The White Sox visited Target Field over the weekend for a three game series with the Minnesota Twins. With Dylan Covey, Jose Quintana, and James Shields taking the mound the Sox were able to take 2 of 3 games from the Twins. They now sit a game above .500 at 6-5. 1. Jacob May saw his […]

MLB: Chicago White Sox at Cleveland Indians

South Side Morning 5: Avisail Garcia Keeps Going

The White Sox offense exploded Thursday night to a 10-4 win over the Indians. That win allowed them to seal the series victory over a Cleveland team that looks like it should win the AL Central with ease. It also pushed the White Sox to a .500 record of 4-4 in this early juncture of the […]

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South Side Morning 5: Dutch Courage

With a 2-1 victory in Cleveland last night, the White Sox continue their respectable start, moving to 3-4.  Even with Chris Sale gone and Carlos Rodon on the DL, to date pitching is the strength of the team.  Theoretically a staff ERA of 2.54 would get you more than three wins in seven games, but […]

MLB: Chicago White Sox-Media Day

Spring Training Notes: Everyone says Carlos Rodon is fine

Carlos Rodon tossed live batting practice Wednesday and said he felt good, although there’s still no timetable for him appearing in a Cactus League game as the White Sox continue to monitor his progress after he experienced arm fatigue a season ago. The 24-year-old left-hander threw 40 pitches, and Rick Renteria said the plan is […]

MLB: Chicago White Sox at Detroit Tigers

A Systemic Paucity of Outfielders

White Sox fans my age grew up with stacked outfields.  Tim Raines, Bo Jackson, Ellis Burks, Albert Belle, Magglio Ordonez, Carlos Lee … Fast forward to 2017 and, well, I’m a pretty big fan of Melky Cabrera, but this year’s outfield does not look like the ones of old, and that’s even before acknowledging Cabrera will […]

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Avisail Garcia’s chances of a turnaround

The built up mass, the pulsating bubble of anxiety exacerbated by every sub-replacement straggler wasting plate appearances on the White Sox major league roster while they were trying desperately to contend, deflated quickly when Chris Sale was traded to Boston last month. There stopped being a generational superstar’s prime for the Sox to waste once the […]

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Who will be soaking up plate appearances at DH for the 2017 White Sox

In our neverending series of staring and tilting our heads quizzically at the White Sox post-teardown roster like a dog listening to their owner shuffle through new ringtones, let’s ponder a role that’s especially poorly suited to a rebuild: the designated hitter. It’s not exactly a developmental position. The only qualified DHs under the age […]

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Maybe the White Sox will do something this week

A new Collective Barganing Agreement in place, the Winter Meetings opening this weekend, and scores of Chris Sale rumors circulating have eliminated any conceivable obstacle to the beginning of the teardown. They might as well. Beyond strangely and cryptically half-committing to a rebuild already, the White Sox offseason has been listless and inactive, unless it’s interpreted […]

MLB: Chicago White Sox at Minnesota Twins

Transactions Analysis: Brett Lawrie and Avisail Garcia

The White Sox declared themselves dead before the end of July and basically the only thing they’ve done since is awkwardly let Robin Ventura kind of fire himself and float uninspiring rumors about trying to trade Chris Sale.  Well, we finally had some news last night as Avisail Garcia and Brett Lawrie avoided arbitration and reached […]