MLB: Chicago White Sox at Detroit Tigers

South Side Morning 5: The Major League Team

We’ve spent a good portion of the second half of the season talking about pretty much everything except the major league White Sox. That’s understandable. The White Sox are headed toward another bottom five finish, and subjects like when Eloy Jimenez is coming up, Michael Kopech seemingly starting to figure things out, trades or lack […]

MLB: Chicago White Sox at Houston Astros

South Side Morning 5: Done With Houston

The White Sox dropped their fourth straight in Houston on Sunday afternoon and have now lost nine of their last 11 games.  They remain on pace to win 50-something games, which is apparently not even noteworthy as they are still five games ahead of the hapless Orioles and Royals.  Unlike those squads, the White Sox don’t look to […]

MLB: Chicago White Sox at Texas Rangers

South Side Morning 5: Mama Said There’ll Be Weekends Like This

A 10-5 win Sunday made for a satisfying end to an otherwise moribund weekend for the White Sox, as the series-ending win over the Rangers was preceded by a pair of losses where the White Sox were collectively outscored 24-7. 1. An uptick in velocity and command of his breaking pitches were the main fuel behind a […]

MLB: Chicago White Sox at Toronto Blue Jays

South Side Morning 5: A normal baseball game where nothing weird happened

Wednesday’s 4-3 victory over the Blue Jays will be remembered — if it’s remembered for anything — for the unusual play in the top of the 5th inning that will ultimately go down as nothing more than an RBI single by Yoan Moncada. But five impressive innings from Carson Fulmer, two more home runs, and […]

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

2018 Season Preview: Position Players

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. Today’s post features the position players. Outfield Opening […]

MLB: Los Angeles Angels at Chicago White Sox

Projecting the White Sox: The Devil is in the Details

PECOTA is pretty great, but it isn’t without its flaws.  There are some things it simply cannot predict about players. Sure, it can identify players with playing time suddenly cut short were likely injured, as the comps pulled by the algorithm are likely going to find similar playing time dips caused by injury.  But sudden […]

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 […]