MLB: Chicago White Sox-Media Day

South Side Morning 5: Help is on the way

1. The biggest White Sox news Tuesday wasn’t the team snapping its five game losing streak, but the long awaited return of Carlos Rodon throwing real innings in a professional baseball game. Sure, it was three innings in High-A against something called the Carolina Mudcats, but 74 days after he was scratched from a spring […]

MLB: Boston Red Sox at Chicago White Sox

South Side Morning 5: These Aren’t The Pitchers You’re Looking For

1. Ryan aptly summed up the general feelings of the most exciting pitcher in White Sox history returning in an opposing uniform Tuesday, but it was nice to see everyone playing make nice in Chris Sale’s first start in Chicago wearing a Red Sox uniform since his offseason trade to Boston. Despite Sale’s often hot-headedness and some belief […]

MLB: Chicago White Sox at Kansas City Royals

South Side Morning 5: Jose Quintana is Just Fine

1. Jose Quintana’s early season struggles are firmly in the past after Tuesday’s gem in a 6-0 win over the Royals. He’s now thrown 14 innings in his last two starts, allowing one earned run and four walks while striking out 17. “But it’s just the Royals” you say tauntingly, as you’ve astutely observed that each of […]

MLB: Cleveland Indians at Chicago White Sox

South Side Morning 5: So This Is What A Rebuild Looks Like

1. The White Sox dropped 2 of 3 from the Indians over the weekend, going from the fourth inning of Wednesday’s loss to the Yankees to the first inning of Sunday’s win without scoring a run in the process.  The results themselves are difficult to get worked up about given the team’s current standing as […]

MLB: Chicago White Sox at Minnesota Twins

South Side Morning 5: Avisail Garcia and James Shields are Good?

The White Sox visited Target Field over the weekend for a three game series with the Minnesota Twins. With Dylan Covey, Jose Quintana, and James Shields taking the mound the Sox were able to take 2 of 3 games from the Twins. They now sit a game above .500 at 6-5. 1. Jacob May saw his […]

MLB: Chicago White Sox at Cleveland Indians

South Side Morning 5: James Shields finds success in deception

1. At this point in his career, James Shields’ path to production lies more in his ability to fool hitters than with pure stuff. In Tuesday’s 2-1, 10-inning loss to the Indians, hitters looked downright clueless as Shields put together his second solid start of the young season, going 5.1 innings while allowing two hits, […]

MLB: Detroit Tigers at Chicago White Sox

South Side Morning 5: Rain Check

1. The White Sox were rained out for the second time already this season on Wednesday, pushing back the much anticipated debut of James Shields and leaving everyone wondering if baseball will ever be played on the south side of Chicago again. The extra day of rest the Sox lost from Monday’s rainout has been […]

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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 […]