South Side Morning 5: Ain’t that just the way

It’s been too long. 1. Jon Heyman’s report on the White Sox being unlikely and unwilling to kickstart a rebuild or reloading of their farm system by trading Chris Sale or Jose Quintana, has three very typical elements of any update on Sox operations. –A refusal to do something radical or franchise re-shaping. –Assurance that […]


Matt Kemp Should be a White Sox. White Sock? White Socks?

The hot start for the Chicago White Sox in 2016 has put the team in excellent position in the division. Their closest competitor is the Detroit Tigers and their one properly functioning starting pitcher, who are three games back, and the two biggest actual threats to the division title, in my own opinion, the Kansas […]

MLB: Los Angeles Angels at Chicago White Sox

The John Danks Era Is Over

John Danks‘ tenure with the Chicago White Sox is officially over. The much-maligned left-hander will be designated for assignment this week and granted his release after declining a minor-league assignment, the team announced Tuesday. In 22 innings across four starts thus far this season, Danks had a 7.25 ERA with 16 strikeouts against 11 walks. Danks, […]


Rumor Mill: White Sox Will Attend Lincecum’s Showcase

After months of…well, the word “suspense” imbues the event with more significance than it deserves, so not that, but months of expectation, it has been announced that Tim Lincecum will have his showcase for prospective teams this coming Friday.  Unsurprisingly, his goal is to land a spot in a starting rotation somewhere, and Jon Heyman […]

MLB: Chicago White Sox at Tampa Bay Rays

It’s Time to Have the Not-So-Difficult Conversation About John Danks

One of the more difficult parts of my job is having the incredibly gloomy conversation with owners who are struggling with the decision to humanely end their pet’s suffering. No one wants to be responsible for such a powerful decision that can’t be undone, so there is hedging and hemming and long uncomfortable silences. Ultimately, the […]


Orioles 10, White Sox 2: Danks’ struggles obscure bad night for bats

The sun might be making its last creep under the horizon for John Danks. The 31-year-old left-hander has had more than his share of tough outings since he underwent shoulder surgery in 2012, but with three starts already this season where his stuff looked even more diminished than before, and the Sox giving his rotation […]