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South Side Morning 5: White Sox Troll Twins

Rooting against your team is unnatural.  In 2018, legions of fans in almost every sport have been persuaded to root for losses in order to recoup higher draft picks.  There’s a cold logic to it, and as an analyst, I can explain the cold logic and whether I believe it is correct or incorrect depending […]

MLB: Minnesota Twins at Chicago White Sox

South Side Morning 5: White Sox Rotation Options, Or Lack Thereof

1. The White Sox have the worst rotation in baseball. You can pick nits here and there between them, the Royals, Marlins, and Orioles, but you can make a PRETTY strong argument that the White Sox have the worst. Carson Fulmer’s demotion Friday — following yet another disastrous start — made sense in that even in […]

MLB: Chicago White Sox at Kansas City Royals

South Side Morning 5: (Mostly) Beating the Royals

Five of the White Sox eight wins this season have come against the Royals at Kauffman Stadium, a fact that says more about their ineptitude against non-Royals teams than about the team’s performance as a whole. Still, even after dropping the last two of the weekend’s five-game series against the 7-20 Royals, a solid stretch […]

MLB: Chicago White Sox at Toronto Blue Jays

South Side Morning 5: A normal baseball game where nothing weird happened

Wednesday’s 4-3 victory over the Blue Jays will be remembered — if it’s remembered for anything — for the unusual play in the top of the 5th inning that will ultimately go down as nothing more than an RBI single by Yoan Moncada. But five impressive innings from Carson Fulmer, two more home runs, and […]

MLB: Spring Training-Chicago White Sox at Chicago Cubs

Carson Fulmer and the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad spring

Spring Training results may not matter, but Spring Training performances matter, at least to a certain extent. Carson Fulmer’s latest start on Wednesday — he walked three and allowed seven earned runs, including three home runs, in just 1 2/3 innings — qualifies as something that matters. The 24-year-old has now walked 10 and allowed […]

MLB: Detroit Tigers at Chicago White Sox

White Sox Bring Back Miguel Gonzalez On One-Year Deal

While the eerily passive offseason continues, the White Sox remain active, albeit in a modest fashion appropriate for their situation.  On Wednesday, Miguel Gonzalez agreed to return to the South Side on a one-year, $4.75 million contract.  After pouncing on Gonzalez once Baltimore put him on waivers in 2016, he and Don Cooper gelled marvelously and […]

MLB: Chicago White Sox at Houston Astros

Plethora of pitching prospects puts White Sox in good position

“Prospects will break your heart” is a phrase you’ve likely read on a good number of occasions on this site and others. “Pitching prospects will break your heart” is even more apt, as any scout or evaluator can likely rattle off a good dozen or so examples of pitching prospects who failed to live up […]