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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 […]

MLB: Chicago White Sox at Kansas City Royals

Royals 8, White Sox 3: The 19th game in this season series goes much like the previous 18

Carlos Rodon and the White Sox squared off against the Royals for the final time this season, and received a proper drubbing. With the loss they closed out 2016 with a record of 5-14 against their division rivals. • Things looked rosy early as Justin Morneau’s booming double was promptly followed up by a Todd […]

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Royals 10, White Sox 3: Man, this team has a lot of problems and all of them were really, really obvious today

For fans of teams out of contention late in the year, a lot of September baseball watching is about finding silver linings: young players developing, personal achievements, and really any sign of hope for the coming year. For the White Sox, this month has provided a few such opportunities: Tim Anderson has continued to develop […]

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Royals 3, White Sox 2: Good Miguel Gonzalez Start Wasted

It’s no secret that the White Sox have struggled playing at Kauffman Stadium this season. They’ve won just two games at the Royals home park this season, with one of those coming Friday thanks to Chris Sale‘s complete game gem. With Miguel Gonzalez on the mound against Jason Vargas, the White Sox continued their Kansas […]

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White Sox 7, Royals 4: Where was Carlos Sanchez all season?

Reeling from a downward spiral started by an errant Tyler Saladino throw on a hard grounder that should have ended the fifth, the White Sox did not seem primed for a breakthrough when Kelvin Herrera buzzed Todd Frazier‘s tower with one out in the top of the eighth. 1. Frazier made his unhappiness known, while Salvador […]

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Royals 2, White Sox 0: Offense does too little for Sale to matter

Chris Sale was not at his absolute, truly, very best. Behind his huge strikeout total, his fastball command wavered throughout, his home run problems returned, and aaaaaaalllllll of this is pointless nitpicking since the Sox offense could do nothing at all against Ian Kennedy and the Royals. 1. Absolutely nothing, complete bupkus. Sox bats managed […]