MLB: Chicago White Sox at Texas Rangers

Hitting development still the key to the White Sox future

We’ve written about it several times in the past, but one of the more interesting changes in player acquisitions we’ve seen in recent years, coincidentally or not, is the White Sox targeting position players who are at or close to major league-ready. It made sense, particularly when they were still trying to contend, as the White […]

MLB: Chicago White Sox at Kansas City Royals

South Side Morning 5: (Mostly) Beating the Royals

Five of the White Sox eight wins this season have come against the Royals at Kauffman Stadium, a fact that says more about their ineptitude against non-Royals teams than about the team’s performance as a whole. Still, even after dropping the last two of the weekend’s five-game series against the 7-20 Royals, a solid stretch […]

MLB: Detroit Tigers at Chicago White Sox

South Side Morning 5: These Things Are Bound To Happen

1. Opening Day in Chicago seemed hunky dory when the White Sox turned a 7-3 lead over to the expectantly reliable duo of Nate Jones and Joakim Soria. Then some time passed, too many Tigers crossed home plate, and next thing you knew the White Sox were 9-7 losers in 10 innings. As much as […]

MLB: Chicago White Sox at Kansas City Royals

South Side Morning 5: Opening Day Dingers

1. The anticipation and excitement that comes with Opening Day make it almost impossible to not overreact, whether it’s to something bad or something good. Any reasonable baseball observer knows what happens only matters as much as any single game can. It’s an oft-repeated sentiment: It’s just one game. It’s a long season. Small sample sizes. Etc. It […]

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 […]