MLB: Chicago White Sox at Minnesota Twins

South Side Morning 5: Holy crap, that White Sox starting pitching

1. The White Sox have settled into the cellar of the AL Central, sitting comfortably with the Oakland Athletics as the bottom two teams in the American League. This is both unsurprising and inconsequential given the team’s goals both for this year and long term, but what is surprising is that the White Sox, according to […]

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 […]

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South Side Morning 5: Dutch Courage

With a 2-1 victory in Cleveland last night, the White Sox continue their respectable start, moving to 3-4.  Even with Chris Sale gone and Carlos Rodon on the DL, to date pitching is the strength of the team.  Theoretically a staff ERA of 2.54 would get you more than three wins in seven games, but […]

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Worrying about rotation depth

One of the problems the 2017 White Sox won’t share with their predecessors is a crippling lack of position player depth. Not because they have more depth than in the past, but because gaps on the position player side aren’t really a problem if you don’t care about winning games — if you lose a couple […]

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Putting Together Another Big Streak — Game Preview & Lineups 5/10

Monday night’s effort from Miguel Gonzalez set beside Todd Frazier’s heroics put the White Sox in a bit of a house money situation for the series. Their first win of the season with the fifth starter pitching in the bag, they’ll try to further capitalize and extend their win streak to five games, which would be […]