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 […]

MLB: Chicago White Sox at Philadelphia Phillies

This is probably your 2017 White Sox roster

The White Sox report to camp in about two weeks and, as I wrote about yesterday, we’re coming off of a winter in which there were no ill-fated, half-assed attempts to construct a contender. Rick Hahn & Co. picked a lane and stuck to it, and despite an already impressive prospect haul in the deals […]

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Friedrich Nietzsche weighs in on the White Sox managerial transition

In times of confusion, unrest, or just turnover, BP South Side turns to Röcken native, Friedrich Nietzsche for insight and counsel. Monday’s transition from Robin Ventura to Rick Renteria, with Rick Hahn restating his odd, but assured stance that ‘we’ll know what the Sox are doing when they start doing it’ certainly calls for Nietzsche’s insight. […]

MLB: Minnesota Twins at Chicago White Sox

Keep the South Side weird

The White Sox replaced a manager this weekend who oversaw four-straight losing seasons, was not well-regarded tactically, and had his hand on the wheel as multiple humiliating clubhouse fracases reached the public in this season alone. They replaced him with a well-respected figure in the baseball world, the rare option who possesses previous managerial experience […]