MLB: Minnesota Twins at Chicago White Sox

South Side Morning 5: White Sox Rotation Options, Or Lack Thereof

1. The White Sox have the worst rotation in baseball. You can pick nits here and there between them, the Royals, Marlins, and Orioles, but you can make a PRETTY strong argument that the White Sox have the worst. Carson Fulmer’s demotion Friday — following yet another disastrous start — made sense in that even in […]

MLB: Spring Training-Texas Rangers at Chicago White Sox

South Side Monday 5: Let’s Ignore The Present

The White Sox have fallen to 9-23, better only than the Baltimore Orioles and Cincinnati Reds.  With Avisail Garcia and Yoan Moncada joining Carlos Rodon on the disabled list, a lineup with plenty of weaknesses has gotten even weaker, despite the continued improvements of Matt Davidson and Tim Anderson.  So, even with the starting rotation […]

MLB: New York Yankees at Chicago White Sox

South Side Spring Training 5: Oh No, Jake Burger

1. I have declared myself as the president of the Jake Burger Fan Club and anyone who would like to challenge my spot on the throne is welcome to fight me on that waterfall in Wakanda. — Collin Whitchurch (@cowhitchurch) February 26, 2018 As you’ll see from the time stamp on this tweet, I made […]

MLB: Spring Training-Chicago White Sox at Los Angeles Dodgers

South Side Spring Training 5: We Have Our First Injury

1. The fact that Micker Adolfo’s UCL injury doesn’t appear as serious as the team initially thought is obviously good news for the young outfielder who’s battled his share of misfortune during his four years in the system. Adolfo had a breakout season in Low-A Kannapolis in 2017, both in terms of production and his […]

MLB: Chicago White Sox-Media Day

Does anything actually matter in spring training games?

No. Look nobody has ever accused me of burying a lede, but while the short and simple answer to the question is “no”, there are individual elements of these games that matter both from a roster-building and developmental standpoint. The White Sox begin their Cactus League schedule today against the Dodgers. Dylan Covey will start, and Tyler […]

MLB: Spring Training-Chicago Cubs at Los Angeles Dodgers

South Side Morning 5: Training Days

1. The day we’ve all been waiting for, that signals the start of another long wait, is finally here. White Sox pitchers and catcher officially report to Spring Training in Glendale, Ariz., on Wednesday, and with it comes pictures and videos of world class athletes doing things like hitting baseballs off tees and playing catch […]

MLB: Cleveland Indians at Chicago White Sox

The Top 101 Is Loaded With White Sox

The 101 is here! As a White Sox fan, for many years the 101 was like being the sad little Dickensian child on Christmas morning, nose pressed against the window of a happy family, watching other, happier children open their presents.  “Maybe Addison Reed squeaked into the back of the list!” I’d say, shivering in […]

MLB: Winter Meetings

Miracle on 35th Street: The White Sox Christmas Wishlist

Somewhere on 35th and Shields, Jerry Reinsdorf is reading his great-grandchildren stories of Paul Konerko grand slams, Scott Podsednik walk-off homers, and the greatest postseason run by a starting rotation in MLB history over a cup of hot cocoa. Maybe that’s a bit dramatic. The Winter Meetings are over and the rumors are swirling, which […]

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The Catbird Speaks 11.17.17 – The White Sox Top 10 Prospects List

The White Sox Top 10 Prospects list was released Friday on Baseball Prospectus (read the whole thing right here), and Jarrett Seidler (@jaseidler) of BP’s prospect team joined Collin (@cowhitchurch) and Nick (@Nick_BPSS) to talk about what went into the construction of the list. Among the topics: The overall state of the White Sox farm system. […]