MLB: Minnesota Twins at Chicago White Sox

South Side Morning 5: Sad News for Zach Putnam

1. The White Sox announced Monday that reliever Zach Putnam underwent Tommy John surgery last week and will miss the remainder of the season. The usual rehab time for Tommy John surgery, of course, is 12-18 months, meaning it’s unlikely he’ll be able to pitch again until the 2019 season. Putnam emerged as as a […]

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: Winter Meetings

South Side Morning 5: More to say about Luis Robert

1. Since news broke Saturday that the White Sox have agreed to terms with Cuban star Luis Robert there’s been plenty of excitement about both his skill set and what that type of signing means for the White Sox future and their commitment to the future. The one piece that threw a bit of cold water on the […]

MLB: Chicago White Sox at Detroit Tigers

South Side Morning 5: Derek Holland is Sliding Back Into Relevancy

1. When Derek Holland is at his best, as he was in Thursday’s 8-3 win over the Royals, he’s keeping hitters off balance with a fixture of perfectly placed fastballs and offspeed stuff out of the zone. During his peak seasons, 2011 and 2013, the whiff percentage on his curveball was 21 percent and 23 […]

MLB: Chicago White Sox at Cleveland Indians

South Side Morning 5: Much Ado About Matt Davidson

1. Matt Davidson went 3-for-4 with his fourth home run of the season and four RBIs in the White Sox 12-1 thrashing of the Royals on Monday. He came a triple short of the cycle, and raised his batting line to .368/.375/.789 through 12 games and 40 plate appearances. The game was also Davidson’s first […]

MLB: Detroit Tigers at Chicago White Sox

South Side Morning 5: Rain Check

1. The White Sox were rained out for the second time already this season on Wednesday, pushing back the much anticipated debut of James Shields and leaving everyone wondering if baseball will ever be played on the south side of Chicago again. The extra day of rest the Sox lost from Monday’s rainout has been […]

MLB: Spring Training-Seattle Mariners at Chicago White Sox

Defining Success: The White Sox Roster

The White Sox are in a situation recent memory is unfamiliar with as they enter the 2017 season devoid of hopes for contention. Because of this, it would be foolish to judge the successes or failures of the team based solely on wins and losses, but instead look at individual growth of certain players, trade […]

Baseball: World Baseball Classic-Colombia at USA

South Side Spring Training 4: Appreciating Jose Quintana While He’s Still Here

1. Jose Quintana threw for the final time this spring on Tuesday, tossing 48 pitches against Milwaukee Brewers minor leaguers. The next time he throws the ball in a competitive setting will be Monday at U.S. Cellular Field against the Detroit Tigers in the White Sox season opener. It’s going to be easy to get […]