MLB: Chicago White Sox at Texas Rangers

Hitting development still the key to the White Sox future

We’ve written about it several times in the past, but one of the more interesting changes in player acquisitions we’ve seen in recent years, coincidentally or not, is the White Sox targeting position players who are at or close to major league-ready. It made sense, particularly when they were still trying to contend, as the White […]

MLB: Spring Training-Los Angeles Dodgers at Chicago White Sox

South Side Spring Training 5: Everybody Hurts

1. Tyler Saladino and Nicky Delmonico were added to the growing list of White Sox befallen by injury this spring after a scary collision during Sunday’s game against the Diamondbacks. Both players were removed from the game. Saladino was diagnosed with a mild concussion and will enter MLB’s concussion protocol, meaning he won’t play again for at least […]

MLB: New York Yankees at Chicago White Sox

South Side Spring Training 5: Oh No, Jake Burger

1. I have declared myself as the president of the Jake Burger Fan Club and anyone who would like to challenge my spot on the throne is welcome to fight me on that waterfall in Wakanda. — Collin Whitchurch (@cowhitchurch) February 26, 2018 As you’ll see from the time stamp on this tweet, I made […]

MLB: Spring Training-Chicago Cubs at Los Angeles Dodgers

South Side Morning 5: Training Days

1. The day we’ve all been waiting for, that signals the start of another long wait, is finally here. White Sox pitchers and catcher officially report to Spring Training in Glendale, Ariz., on Wednesday, and with it comes pictures and videos of world class athletes doing things like hitting baseballs off tees and playing catch […]

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 11.17.17 – The White Sox Top 10 Prospects List

The White Sox Top 10 Prospects list was released Friday on Baseball Prospectus (read the whole thing right here), and Jarrett Seidler (@jaseidler) of BP’s prospect team joined Collin (@cowhitchurch) and Nick (@Nick_BPSS) to talk about what went into the construction of the list. Among the topics: The overall state of the White Sox farm system. […]

MLB: Detroit Tigers at Chicago White Sox

Giolito Shines & Minor Leaguers Flourish

In the majors… If your first look at Lucas Giolito was in his White Sox debut, you might have concluded he profiles differently than he has all year in Triple-A.  Despite a total inability to locate or utilize his offspeed pitches, Giolito scrapped through six innings anyway relying entirely on his low-to-mid-90s heat.  And while […]

MLB: All Star Game-Futures Game

Minor League Promotions & Premature Free Agency Musings

News & Promotions Eloy Jimenez and Zack Collins have been promoted from High-A Winston-Salem to Double-A Birmingham. While there are only a few weeks left in the minor league season, players are human beings and when you excel in superlative fashion at your job a promotion is in order.  There’s also reason to believe that […]