MLB: Detroit Tigers at Chicago White Sox

White Sox Bring Back Miguel Gonzalez On One-Year Deal

While the eerily passive offseason continues, the White Sox remain active, albeit in a modest fashion appropriate for their situation.  On Wednesday, Miguel Gonzalez agreed to return to the South Side on a one-year, $4.75 million contract.  After pouncing on Gonzalez once Baltimore put him on waivers in 2016, he and Don Cooper gelled marvelously and […]

MLB: Chicago White Sox at Houston Astros

Plethora of pitching prospects puts White Sox in good position

“Prospects will break your heart” is a phrase you’ve likely read on a good number of occasions on this site and others. “Pitching prospects will break your heart” is even more apt, as any scout or evaluator can likely rattle off a good dozen or so examples of pitching prospects who failed to live up […]

MLB: Chicago White Sox at Houston Astros

South Side Morning 5: Jose Abreu’s big, round number

1. If you’re a regular visitor to Baseball Prospectus, I likely don’t need to explain how RBI are a poor representation of a player’s value. One only need to look at Albert Pujols — at 98 RBI on the season despite being one of the least valuable position players in baseball this year — to […]

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The Catbird Speaks 9.21.17 – Every White Sox Prospect, As Told By James Fegan

Old friend James Fegan of The Athletic joins Collin and Nick to discuss the White Sox as the season winds to a close. Among the topics: -If Lucas Giolito’s September success is sustainable. -Carson Fulmer’s impressive few starts after a disasterous season. -Yoan Moncada is who we thought we was. -James’ latest iteration of the […]

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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The Catbird Speaks 9.7.17 – Lucas Giolito’s Success and the AL Wild Card Mess

Nick and Collin got together on a Thursday afternoon to discuss the success of the White Sox young pitchers, the state of the AL Wild Card race, and a number of other random things. Among the topics: Lucas Giolito’s most recent start, as well as how good he’s looked during his brief time thus far […]

MLB: Cleveland Indians at Chicago White Sox

South Side Morning 5: Prospects, Roster Filler, And Avi

1. Lucas Giolito’s 7-inning, 10-strikeout gem in Sunday’s victory over the Rays wasn’t quite the complete game shutout our own Nick Schaefer boldly predicted would happen before the season began, but it represented a glimpse of why scouts and prospect analysts alike were drooling over the 23-year-old’s potential not all that long ago. James Fegan went […]