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The Catbird Speaks 7.21.17 – Another trade, Moncada’s promotion, and more

Collin Whitchurch (@cowhitchurch) and Nick Schaefer (@Nick_BPSS) got together to react to the latest White Sox trade as well as the promotion of heralded prospect Yoan Moncada. Among the talking points: -The return for Todd Frazier, David Robertson, and Tommy Kahnle. -The high difference of opinions on Blake Rutherford. -Whether trading Kahnle was the right […]

MLB: Chicago White Sox at Oakland Athletics

The Kahnle Trade: From Beckham to Blake

Gordon Beckham was supposed to be the next great Chicago White Sox third baseman. If you’re clicking on this article, you’re probably well aware that things didn’t quite work out that way. Beckham had a good rookie campaign that was followed by years of struggling to arrive at a .200 batting average while providing essentially […]

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White Sox send Frazier, Robertson, Kahnle to Yankees; Moncada called up

After a long night in which news slowly seeped out via Twitter over the course of the White Sox 1-0 loss to Clayton Kershaw and the Dodgers, the White Sox announced a blockbuster trade with the New York  Yankees that sent Todd Frazier, David Robertson, and Tommy Kahnle to New York for prospects Blake Rutherford, […]

MLB: New York Yankees at Chicago White Sox

South Side Morning 5: Bumps on the Rodon

1. Ryan wrote Wednesday about the need to temper expectations for Carlos Rodon as the exciting, young left-hander made his season debut against the Yankees. But as Rodon struggled with his command in what ultimately wound up a 12-3 loss, it’s important to remember that as exciting as it is to have another supposed piece […]

MLB: Chicago White Sox at Kansas City Royals

South Side Morning 5: How Did Miguel Gonzalez Do That?

1. Miguel Gonzalez’s efficiency in Tuesday’s 4-1 win over the Yankees — 8.1 innings, 4 hits, 1 walk, 4 strikeouts on just 88 pitches — showed what the White Sox can get when he’s at his best. Gonzalez is never going to blow away hitters or get them to chase his off-speed stuff with regularity, but his […]

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White Sox 5, Yankees 0: As easy as Pie-neda

An important part of contending is not just about come-from-behind victories, or hard-fought battles against division foes; it’s about winning the games you need to win. The White Sox lost in an embarrassing fashion last night, by a score of 9-0. They followed that up with an easy win of their own, and they beat […]

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Yankees 7, White Sox 5: Blown lead wraps up bad week for bullpen

The White Sox finished up their agonizing six-game road trip on Sunday, falling to the Yankees 7-5 to bring their record on the trip to 2-4. After getting Aroldis Chapman back from suspension for domestic violence earlier this week, the Yankees have been able to deploy their three-headed monster of Andrew Miller, Dellin Bentances, and […]

MLB: Chicago White Sox at New York Yankees

White Sox 7, Yankees 1: Sale keeps rolling while offense clobbers Severino

This is exactly how you would have drawn it up. The Yankees and Luis Severino have been struggling mightily, and Chris Sale has been cruising this season, so one would expect that the White Sox would take advantage of both of those facts. Well, they did. They won the first game of this three-game set […]