MLB: Kansas City Royals at Detroit Tigers

White Sox acquire Joakim Soria, Luis Avilan, cash for Jake Peter

The White Sox made a shrewd move Thursday night, acquiring relievers Joakim Soria and Luis Avilan, and cash considerations in a three-team trade with the Royals and Dodgers. Minor league utility infielder Jake Peter was sent to the Dodgers as part of the exchange. After the “All Relievers Must Go” mega sale last season, as […]

MLB: ALDS-New York Yankees at Cleveland Indians

Taking stock of the AL Central

The offseason has been quiet thus far, both in terms of the overall scope of the league (with a few exceptions) and, more specifically, in the AL Central. But while the transactions those teams have made haven’t necessarily moved the needle yet, it’s worth taking stock of the state of those respective teams, moves they’ve […]

MLB: San Francisco Giants at Chicago White Sox

What matters now and what matters in the future

I was heading to work Wednesday afternoon when a buddy sent me a message to rib me over the fact that the White Sox bullpen had just blown a 3-1 lead in the eighth inning of what wound up a 5-3 victory over the Kansas City Royals. This gentle fan-to-fan banter is commonplace in my […]

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South Side Morning 5: The White Sox are very bad

1. The White Sox spent the weekend in lovely Kansas City, stewing in triple-digit weather as they got swept by the Royals. Those three losses make it nine in a row for a White Sox team that truly looks like it’s tanking. Just as was predicted at the start of the season, the team wouldn’t lose […]

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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: Chicago White Sox at Kansas City Royals

Sizing Up The Competition: Kansas City Royals

This is part two of a four-part series looking at the potential strength of the AL Central in the mid-term, given that the White Sox are no longer concerned with 2017.  Today we turn to the familiar bête noire of Kansas City. In a sense, the Royals had some of the same tough decisions to make as the […]

MLB: Chicago White Sox at Philadelphia Phillies

White Sox win total projection reveals a few things

The dead period between Hot Stove season and Spring Training leaves us in a state of destitution. We eagerly devour anything that even remotely resembles baseball news, scurrying under the table to feast on the crumbs of a Wily Mo Pena minor-league deal or bizarre rule change possibility. Preseason projections are the perfect meal to […]

MLB: Boston Red Sox at Chicago White Sox

Sox shake up player development staff in extremely White Sox fashion

One thing we can be sure of: the White Sox do not care about optics. From Scott Merkin’s typically superb reporting, we learned this weekend that Director of Player Development Nick Capra was making the very unusual transition from five seasons as the White Sox Director of Player Development, to Third Base Coach for the […]