MLB: Baltimore Orioles at Pittsburgh Pirates

A few thoughts on the White Sox apparent pursuit of Manny Machado

Wednesday’s report from Ken Rosenthal that the White Sox were “the most aggressive suitors for Orioles third baseman Manny Machado” threw the White Sox thus far quiet winter into a whirlwind. As is often the case with anonymously-sourced reports, it led to more questions and a lot of potential scenarios being thrown around. Quite simply, […]

MLB: Spring Training-Seattle Mariners at Chicago White Sox

South Side Morning 5: What to do About Yoan Moncada

1. White Sox affiliates saw their fair share of great prospect performances over the weekend. In Charlotte, both Reynaldo Lopez and Carson Fulmer made starts in which they impressed. Lopez fired 5 ⅔ innings of two hit, two run ball on Saturday. He registered seven strikeouts, but he also walked five batters. Fulmer had a […]


Orioles 10, White Sox 2: White Sox lose game immediately

I went to the game Sunday with my sister, with tickets I bought her for her birthday. Despite getting inside the park 10 minutes before first pitch–would have been sooner if the pounding sunshine agreed better with the digital ticket scanners that had to read confirmation codes off phone screens–we made the critical mistake of […]


Orioles 7, White Sox 5: Offense saves best moments for garbage time

Somewhere on their way to a run of the mill loss to the AL East-leading Orioles centered on blowing opportunities to capitalize on three Baltimore errors in the first three innings, the Sox staged a dramatic near-comeback, allowing them to blow later, far more high-leverage opportunities. 1. Carlos Sanchez was already having a bad game, […]


White Sox 7, Orioles 1: Bloops, a blast and a blowout

The big showdown coming into Sunday had us wondering if Chris Sale‘s ramped down approach would work again, this time against a powerful Baltimore offense. Instead the White Sox offense chasing off a typically wild Ubaldo Jimenez took center stage. 1. The Sox torched Jimenez for a five-run fifth inning in which his control problems […]


Orioles 10, White Sox 2: Danks’ struggles obscure bad night for bats

The sun might be making its last creep under the horizon for John Danks. The 31-year-old left-hander has had more than his share of tough outings since he underwent shoulder surgery in 2012, but with three starts already this season where his stuff looked even more diminished than before, and the Sox giving his rotation […]