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 […]

MLB: Chicago White Sox at Minnesota Twins

South Side Morning 5: The good Carson Fulmer appeared

1. Things far more important than baseball were almost certainly circulating in Jose Abreu‘s mind this past weekend. With the homes and lives of nearly everyone he holds dear in danger thanks to hurricane Irma, Abreu had two of the best back-to-back games of his career. On Saturday he capped a tremendous night by legging […]

MLB: Chicago White Sox at Boston Red Sox

How should we value Jose Abreu?

Jose Abreu burst onto the scene during his debut season in Major League Baseball. Despite already being 27-years-old, Abreu won the American League Rookie of the Year award after hitting .317/.383/.581 with 36 home runs in 622 plate appearances. He posted a 167 wRC+ and, despite FRAA finding his defense to be pretty poor, produced 5.7 […]

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The Catbird Speaks 8.10.17 – The Baseball Girl

Cat Garcia (@TheBaseballGirl), former BPSS contributor and current White Sox writer for WLS-AM, joins Collin and Nick to talk about all the White Sox recent promotions and more. Among the topics: -Nicky Delmonico and what he’s shown during his brief major league stint. -The plate discipline of Yoan Moncada. -What to expect out of Reynaldo Lopez […]

MLB: Houston Astros at Chicago White Sox

South Side Morning 5: White Sox Dominate Astros Again

After dropping 8 runs on Dallas Keuchel on Tuesday night, the White Sox scored another 7 against the Astros on Wednesday, cruising to a 7-1 victory over the American League’s best team. 1.  It was another big night for the potential bats of the future. Yoan Moncada raised his line to .196/.366/.321 by going 1-for-2 […]

MLB: Chicago White Sox at Chicago Cubs

Excusing Tim Anderson

Tim Anderson has been making headlines the last two days, which is surprising both because of his play this season and the kind of personality he’s displayed since he arrived in Chicago 14 months ago. Anderson’s confrontation with Blue Jays pitcher Marcus Stroman — the two exchanged words after Stroman struck Anderson out during Wednesday’s Toronto win, […]

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 […]