MLB: Winter Meetings

South Side Morning 5: More to say about Luis Robert

1. Since news broke Saturday that the White Sox have agreed to terms with Cuban star Luis Robert there’s been plenty of excitement about both his skill set and what that type of signing means for the White Sox future and their commitment to the future. The one piece that threw a bit of cold water on the […]

MLB: Detroit Tigers at Chicago White Sox

South Side Morning 5: It’s Not Gonna Be May

1. The White Sox optioned struggling Jacob May to Triple-A following Monday’s 7-1 loss to the Royals, a sad but not surprising conclusion to the outfielder’s tenure on the 25-man roster. May’s demotion became necessary as his playing time became more scarce. He had gone from April 23 to Monday without a start, and if he’s […]

Baseball: World Baseball Classic-Colombia at USA

South Side Spring Training 4: Appreciating Jose Quintana While He’s Still Here

1. Jose Quintana threw for the final time this spring on Tuesday, tossing 48 pitches against Milwaukee Brewers minor leaguers. The next time he throws the ball in a competitive setting will be Monday at U.S. Cellular Field against the Detroit Tigers in the White Sox season opener. It’s going to be easy to get […]

MLB: Chicago White Sox at Kansas City Royals

Depth still matters for teams like the White Sox

The reasons why the White Sox found themselves in a position where contention no longer seemed palpable are aplenty. In order for a team to get to a point where selling off their two best players for prospects and pushing their competitive window back several years seems like the best course of action, plenty of poor […]

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Secondary Impacts (and Benefits) of a Rebuild

Rebuilding is not just selling off present pieces for future ones, although obviously when you’re trading cornerstone players like Chris Sale and Adam Eaton it is absolutely crucial to make sure you get the best return you can. And yes, that makes the major league team worse, so your draft position goes up. But there are […]

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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 […]