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 Minnesota Twins

South Side Morning 5: Holy crap, that White Sox starting pitching

1. The White Sox have settled into the cellar of the AL Central, sitting comfortably with the Oakland Athletics as the bottom two teams in the American League. This is both unsurprising and inconsequential given the team’s goals both for this year and long term, but what is surprising is that the White Sox, according to […]

MLB: Spring Training-Seattle Mariners at Chicago White Sox

White Sox taking familiar approach to build winning environment

The 1999 Chicago White Sox were a team in transition. That wasn’t a clear cut rebuild in the same way teams often operate today, but the offseason between 1998 and 1999 saw at least something of a youth movement. Robin Ventura and Albert Belle were allowed to depart as free agents, and the team went from […]

MLB: Chicago White Sox at Minnesota Twins

White Sox hitting development continues to develop

GLENDALE, Ariz. — The White Sox have an opportunity, this year and throughout the next few, to flip the script in terms of how they’re viewed regarding player development. The perception of the White Sox system for the past decade has been that it succeeds in developing pitchers and struggles in the same department with […]

MLB: Spring Training-Seattle Mariners at Chicago White Sox

Nicky Delmonico is on the White Sox radar

Nicky Delmonico’s journey from the time he entered professional baseball until he joined the White Sox is interesting enough to warrant the bullet point recap: Drafted in the sixth round of the 2011 MLB Draft by the Baltimore Orioles, given a $1.525M signing bonus, which is particularly high for a player drafted in that round. […]

MLB: Chicago White Sox-Media Day

Spring Training Notes: Everyone says Carlos Rodon is fine

Carlos Rodon tossed live batting practice Wednesday and said he felt good, although there’s still no timetable for him appearing in a Cactus League game as the White Sox continue to monitor his progress after he experienced arm fatigue a season ago. The 24-year-old left-hander threw 40 pitches, and Rick Renteria said the plan is […]

MLB: Chicago White Sox-Media Day

James Shields, White Sox saying all the right things

GLENDALE, Ariz. — After James Shields’ start Monday, in which he walked three and gave up two earned runs in 2.2 innings, the veteran was calm and professional despite the lackluster results. “I think I could’ve been a little better in the first few innings,” Shields said of the performance. “But that’s part of Spring […]

MLB: Chicago White Sox at Detroit Tigers

It’s Spring Training time and everyone’s feelin’ fine

White Sox pitchers and catchers — as well as a good number of early-arriving position players — participated in workouts at Camelback Ranch in Glendale, Ariz., for the first time Tuesday. The start of Spring Training is normally noteworthy for no other reason than because it’s the start of something. We’re still more than six […]

NFL: Camelback Ranch Aerials

Everything you need to pay attention to during Spring Training

White Sox pitchers and catchers report to Spring Training in Glendale, Ariz., on Tuesday and you’re lucky enough to have stumbled upon this article, which will tell you all the important things to pay attention to over the next six weeks. You’re welcome. The young guys, duh Duh. We’ve read plenty about all of the […]