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: 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: Chicago White Sox at Detroit Tigers

South Side Morning 5: Tim Anderson is struggling, but it’s not panic time yet

1. Tim Anderson’s struggles have gotten to the point of being well documented, if not worrisome. He’s now accumulated about one quarter of the plate appearances he had during his rookie season, and has acknowledged the fact that he’s not performing up to his standards. “This year has been one of the toughest times of […]

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The Catbird Speaks 5.8.17 – We Called Answer Dave and he Answered

Dave Brown joined Collin and Nick to talk about the White Sox. Among the topics: -How and why Dave grew up a White Sox fan. -The White Sox better-than-expected start to the season and what it means for the future of Jose Quintana. -The surprising good starts of the likes of Avisail Garcia, Leury Garcia, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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The Catbird Speaks 5.1.17 – Talking Baseball with The Ringer’s Michael Baumann

With one month of the season in the books, Michael Baumann from The Ringer joins Collin Whitchurch and Nick Schaefer to talk about a variety of topics. Among them: -Jose Quintana’s trade market. -How to deal with following a rebuilding team. (Michael’s a Phillies fan, so…) -MLB Draft, including some top college prospects to keep […]

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South Side Morning 5: Cry Havoc and Let Slip the Garcias of War

In 2016, the last gasp of the Contending White Sox managed only five wins out of 19 games against the Kansas City Royals.  The Rebuilding 2017 White Sox now have 60 percent of that win total in only three chances, outscoring their erstwhile nemeses 27-8 en route to a sweep, and moving to 11-9 on the year. […]

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 […]