MLB: Tampa Bay Rays at Chicago White Sox

South Side Morning 5: A win is a win is a win

1. The White Sox snapped their five-game losing streak and salvaged a win to end an otherwise disastrous season-opening home stand thanks, almost entirely, to Matt Davidson. Be a hero. pic.twitter.com/9RBPO1XnwE — Chicago White Sox (@whitesox) April 11, 2018 The home run and win will overshadow what was another sloppy and often times perplexing performance […]

MLB: Detroit Tigers at Chicago White Sox

South Side Morning 5: These Things Are Bound To Happen

1. Opening Day in Chicago seemed hunky dory when the White Sox turned a 7-3 lead over to the expectantly reliable duo of Nate Jones and Joakim Soria. Then some time passed, too many Tigers crossed home plate, and next thing you knew the White Sox were 9-7 losers in 10 innings. As much as […]

MLB: Chicago White Sox at Kansas City Royals

South Side Morning 5: Opening Day Dingers

1. The anticipation and excitement that comes with Opening Day make it almost impossible to not overreact, whether it’s to something bad or something good. Any reasonable baseball observer knows what happens only matters as much as any single game can. It’s an oft-repeated sentiment: It’s just one game. It’s a long season. Small sample sizes. Etc. It […]

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

2018 Season Preview: The Pitchers

Tuesday and Wednesday, the staff at BP South Side will be providing quick-hit takes on the different White Sox positional groups, making predictions on who will be the regular starters at different points in the season, as well as offering optimistic takes, pessimistic takes, and hot takes. Tuesday’s’s post featured the position players and today […]

MLB: Los Angeles Angels at Chicago White Sox

Fun With White Sox PECOTA Player Comparisons

PECOTA Day brings me a lot of joy for a lot of reasons, but one of the most fun aspects of its release, at least to me, is looking at the player comparisons. Like last year, I’ve picked out some of my favorite White Sox player comparisons — fun, unusual, exciting — as we continue […]

MLB: Chicago White Sox at Detroit Tigers

PECOTA and the 2018 White Sox

Wednesday was PECOTA Day at the Baseball Prospectus, the day when our projection system spits out how it thinks the new season will unfold. You can view the full projections over at Baseball Prospectus, and the work that goes into them always make it worth your while, but let’s dive into some of the more noteworthy projections […]

MLB: Chicago White Sox at Boston Red Sox

South Side Morning 5: Some pitchers are good, some pitchers are bad

1. Carlos Rodon struggled out of the gate when he returned from the injury that snatched half a season from him. Recently, however, he’s performed at a level much closer to the lofty expectations laid out before him. On Friday he went 7 2/3 innings without walking a single batter. He also allowed just two runs while […]