MLB: Spring Training-Chicago Cubs at Seattle Mariners

Q&A: Talking Eloy Jimenez and more with Myrtle Beach Pelicans announcer Scott Kornberg

Scott Kornberg is the radio play-by-play voice of the Myrtle Beach Pelicans, the High-A affiliate of the Chicago Cubs, also known as the team that Eloy Jimenez played for in 2017 prior to the trade that brought him to the White Sox organization. Along with Bryant Flete, and Matt Rose, Kornberg has seen Jimenez up […]


The Catbird Speaks 7.13.17 – Jose Quintana Trade Reactions

A mere hours after the news of the White Sox trade that sent Jose Quintana to the Chicago Cubs broke, Collin Whitchurch and Nick Schaefer got together to give us some instant reactions. Among the topics: -The trade market for Quintana, why they didn’t trade him earlier, and why they said yes this time around. […]


Fixing the Farm: the Nature vs. the Nurture of the Beast

It’s no secret that the offseason is long, boring, and at times completely devoid of content. As a consumer of content, this is incredibly disheartening and depressing. As a producer of content, it’s somehow worse. That is why I have turned to the great former Baseball Prospectus podcast, Up and In. The soothing tones of […]


A small concession in the Chris Sale trade market for the sake of optics

Given middle of the road franchise ambitions, middle of the road talent, and middle of the road results, it’s understandable that the White Sox fan base has recently found an appeal to extremism. They now crave the most extreme rebuild possible, and holding out for the biggest trade return possible for their impressive crop of […]


Some Final Thoughts on The Cubs and The Off-Season Ahead for the White Sox

The Chicago Cubs won the World Series and I sit here jealous of the team and its fans. The World Series was tough for me to watch not because I don’t like the Cubs (they’re a pretty fun team to watch) nor because some Cubs fans can be unbearable (every fanbase has meatballs, the Cubs […]


What can the White Sox take away from the World Series – LATE

At press time, the World Series finale was still undecided. We had no choice but to publish what we had. Congratulations to the [Cleveland Indians/Chicago Cubs]!!! The drought is over!!! While it would be sweeter if the Sox were in it themselves, it’s encouraging to see validation that [AL Central baseball is not total garbage like […]

MLB: Minnesota Twins at Chicago White Sox

The Perils of a Rebuild

As a general matter, I become extremely suspicious when the White Sox are, inevitably, compared to the Cubs. More often than not, it is done to force a narrative rather than to provide any meaningful analysis as to what is occurring on the field. Of late, the comparisons have proliferated but, mercifully, they have at least […]