MLB: Chicago White Sox at Boston Red Sox

How should we value Jose Abreu?

Jose Abreu burst onto the scene during his debut season in Major League Baseball. Despite already being 27-years-old, Abreu won the American League Rookie of the Year award after hitting .317/.383/.581 with 36 home runs in 622 plate appearances. He posted a 167 wRC+ and, despite FRAA finding his defense to be pretty poor, produced 5.7 […]

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 […]

MLB: Toronto Blue Jays at Chicago White Sox

South Side Morning 5: From boring to scary to good

The White Sox stove was cool on trade deadline day, which was to be expected as they spent most of the last month trading away more than a quarter of their 25-man roster. So while the baseball trade was thrown into a frenzy by the deadline deals that sent Yu Darvish to Los Angeles and Sonny […]

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 Seattle Mariners

South Side Morning 5: Jose Quintana Falls Off A Cliff

1. Jose Quintana’s performance in Wednesday’s 8-6 loss to the Diamondbacks is tough to figure out. His first three innings were perfect — zero baserunners, five strikeouts. He seemed well on his way to his second straight stellar outing, third straight quality start, and putting all of his early season struggles to bed for good. […]

MLB: Chicago White Sox at Los Angeles Angels

Which White Sox Will Take His Talents to South Beach?

It’s not even June yet. The All-Star Game is scheduled for mid-July. And yet, I’m already pondering who will be the White Sox representative in Miami. Now that the All-Star Game doesn’t have an actual effect on games played in October, it’s much easier to have fun with the fact that each team must have […]

MLB: Seattle Mariners at Chicago White Sox

Checking in on White Sox trade targets

On the eve of the season, we posted a set of expectations for the players on the White Sox roster. Given the shape of the roster and the trades over the winter, it’s not surprising that our expectations for several of the players was that they’d get traded during the course of the year. While […]

MLB: Spring Training-Seattle Mariners at Chicago White Sox

South Side Morning 5: What to do About Yoan Moncada

1. White Sox affiliates saw their fair share of great prospect performances over the weekend. In Charlotte, both Reynaldo Lopez and Carson Fulmer made starts in which they impressed. Lopez fired 5 ⅔ innings of two hit, two run ball on Saturday. He registered seven strikeouts, but he also walked five batters. Fulmer had a […]