USATSI_9428858_168381442_lowres

Today in wondering what’s holding up the trade market

There is no more comforting level of certainty like being in ideological lockstep with Scott Merkin. I agree with his bold prediction that Jose Quintana will be moved before Spring Training. There are too many interested parties, he checks too many boxes for teams looking to both control costs and add a frontline starter, with […]

USATSI_9237362_168381442_lowres

Eating some of these late innings

Somewhere lower down the line of priorities from filling out a 2017 White Sox starting rotation is filling out the White Sox 2017 Opening Day bullpen. While the Sox rotation is tasked with providing a line between several near-ready prospects and the majors–and also with being good enough to keep games from becoming chaotic, four-hour […]

USATSI_9393220_168381442_lowres

Mariners 6, White Sox 5: Sox terrorized by Leonys Martin, own bullpen

The Seattle Mariners might be selling. They’re hanging around .500 aimlessly, are 5.5 games back from the Wild Card with four teams in front of them and even farther out of the AL West, and they just swung a trade to send reliever Mike Montgomery to the Cubs for Dan Vogelbach, with others involved. And yet […]

MLB: Cleveland Indians at Chicago White Sox

Indians 7, White Sox 1: Was this a good home opener? Snow way

John Danks‘ erraticism coupled with an offense as cold as the temperature in Chicago made for an unhappy home opener Friday as the White Sox fell 7-1 to the Indians. 1. Danks kept the ball around the plate for most of his five innings of work, finishing with six strikeouts and just one walk. But unfortunately, […]

Sep 6, 2015; Kansas City, MO, USA; Chicago White Sox pitcher David Robertson (30) delivers a pitch against the Kansas City Royals during the ninth inning at Kauffman Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Peter G. Aiken-USA TODAY Sports

White Sox bullpen could have strength in numbers

While most of the focus during the 2015-16 offseason was on where all the premier free agent outfielders would land, one of the other trends that continued during the offseason was teams loading up their bullpen. The highlight, of course, was the Yankees adding Aroldis Chapman to a bullpen that already featured Dellin Betances and […]