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: Miami Marlins at San Diego Padres

Where Have All the Weirdos Gone?

Spring training starts in earnest today, but if you’ve been paying any attention to Twitter you know that the majority of this season’s important players are already enjoying the weather on the back fields in Glendale, Ariz.. Editor emeritus and current Athletic sensation James Fegan is on the beat and captured my favorite image of […]

MLB: Los Angeles Angels at Chicago White Sox

A Few Ideas as Hot Stove Season begins

I am told that the World Series is over and the offseason has begun.  Indeed, it seems the Angels agreed to a 5-year arrangement with Justin Upton within mere moments of Carlos Correa proposing to his girlfriend. After a 2015-16 offseason that commenced with two exciting additions and then deteriorated into a death march of […]

MLB: Tampa Bay Rays at Chicago White Sox

White Sox Season in Review: Holmberg, Infante, Jones, & Liriano

Over the next few weeks, BP South Side will be reviewing the performance of all 51 players who suited up for the 2017 White Sox. Players whose seasons were particularly noteworthy will get their own standalone article, while smaller contributors or those who were traded/cut will be grouped together. We’ll do our best to summarize and […]

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South Side Morning 5: White Sox record a base hit

1. While the story of a weekend series at Coors Field was that the White Sox’ overworked, overmatched pitching staff struggling to record outs against a good offense in a terrible environment for pitchers, the White Sox very nearly flipped that narrative on its head Sunday when Kyle Freeland came two outs away from throwing […]

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: Derek Holland is Sliding Back Into Relevancy

1. When Derek Holland is at his best, as he was in Thursday’s 8-3 win over the Royals, he’s keeping hitters off balance with a fixture of perfectly placed fastballs and offspeed stuff out of the zone. During his peak seasons, 2011 and 2013, the whiff percentage on his curveball was 21 percent and 23 […]

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Appreciating Nate Jones while he’s still ours

The White Sox loudly announced to the world that they were rebuilding this winter by shipping out their two best players on consecutive days. And then stopped. Completely. Which is both totally understandable and incredibly frustrating. It makes sense to hold on to Jose Quintana if the Astros and the Pirates aren’t willing to pay the freight […]