MLB: Detroit Tigers at Chicago White Sox

South Side Morning 5: Tigers Sweep? I’m Not Mad, You’re Mad

Friday was frustrating, but as Collin wrote, good stuff happened and veteran relievers blowing a game is not cause for panic or canceling the rebuild.  I have not revised my opinion of Nate Jones or Joakim Soria as a result.  In a rebuilding season, losing three games against the Tigers shouldn’t matter in and of […]

MLB: Chicago White Sox at Detroit Tigers

PECOTA and the 2018 White Sox

Wednesday was PECOTA Day at the Baseball Prospectus, the day when our projection system spits out how it thinks the new season will unfold. You can view the full projections over at Baseball Prospectus, and the work that goes into them always make it worth your while, but let’s dive into some of the more noteworthy projections […]

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 […]

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 […]