MLB: Cleveland Indians at Chicago White Sox

The most valuable White Sox position player prospect of the Millennium

It’s been a long time since the White Sox had a single position player prospect worth getting as excited about as Yoan Moncada, Eloy Jimenez, or Luis Robert. Having a troika of players who should at worst be competent major leaguers is a delightful change and a reminder that things weren’t always so bleak. During […]

MLB: Kansas City Royals at Detroit Tigers

White Sox acquire Joakim Soria, Luis Avilan, cash for Jake Peter

The White Sox made a shrewd move Thursday night, acquiring relievers Joakim Soria and Luis Avilan, and cash considerations in a three-team trade with the Royals and Dodgers. Minor league utility infielder Jake Peter was sent to the Dodgers as part of the exchange. After the “All Relievers Must Go” mega sale last season, as […]

MLB: ALDS-New York Yankees at Cleveland Indians

Taking stock of the AL Central

The offseason has been quiet thus far, both in terms of the overall scope of the league (with a few exceptions) and, more specifically, in the AL Central. But while the transactions those teams have made haven’t necessarily moved the needle yet, it’s worth taking stock of the state of those respective teams, moves they’ve […]

MLB: Winter Meetings

Miracle on 35th Street: The White Sox Christmas Wishlist

Somewhere on 35th and Shields, Jerry Reinsdorf is reading his great-grandchildren stories of Paul Konerko grand slams, Scott Podsednik walk-off homers, and the greatest postseason run by a starting rotation in MLB history over a cup of hot cocoa. Maybe that’s a bit dramatic. The Winter Meetings are over and the rumors are swirling, which […]

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The Catbird Speaks 12.18.17 – Nick and Frank Talk Machado & More

Nick Schaefer and Frank Firke got together on a Sunday evening to discuss the latest White Sox rumors centered around Manny Machado, as well as other major news to come out of the Winter Meetings. Among the subjects: –Ohtani signing; –Giancarlo Stanton trade; –Jeter’s ownership group; –The Mets; –Jack Morris & Alan Trammell; –Manny Machado […]

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, […]