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 […]

MLB: Chicago White Sox at Detroit Tigers

Complementary pieces important for rebuilding White Sox

The most important thing to judge during a rebuilding season is whether or not the players expected to be around the next time the team has eyes on contention are progressing the way you’d like. For this year’s White Sox, this has been a mixed bag of sorts thus far. The focus coming into the […]

MLB: Minnesota Twins at Chicago White Sox

The White Sox offense is going to be bad for a while

There was never much of a doubt heading into the season that the White Sox offense would be one of the weaker aspects of the team. Even if the expected above-average contributors — Jose Abreu, Melky Cabrera, Todd Frazier, Tim Anderson — performed at or around their median expectations, there were far too many unknown quantities in the […]

MLB: Chicago White Sox at Detroit Tigers

South Side Morning 5: Tim Anderson is struggling, but it’s not panic time yet

1. Tim Anderson’s struggles have gotten to the point of being well documented, if not worrisome. He’s now accumulated about one quarter of the plate appearances he had during his rookie season, and has acknowledged the fact that he’s not performing up to his standards. “This year has been one of the toughest times of […]

MLB: Chicago White Sox at Cleveland Indians

South Side Morning 5: Much Ado About Matt Davidson

1. Matt Davidson went 3-for-4 with his fourth home run of the season and four RBIs in the White Sox 12-1 thrashing of the Royals on Monday. He came a triple short of the cycle, and raised his batting line to .368/.375/.789 through 12 games and 40 plate appearances. The game was also Davidson’s first […]

MLB: Cleveland Indians at Chicago White Sox

South Side Morning 5: So This Is What A Rebuild Looks Like

1. The White Sox dropped 2 of 3 from the Indians over the weekend, going from the fourth inning of Wednesday’s loss to the Yankees to the first inning of Sunday’s win without scoring a run in the process.  The results themselves are difficult to get worked up about given the team’s current standing as […]

MLB: Chicago White Sox at Kansas City Royals

South Side Morning 5: How Did Miguel Gonzalez Do That?

1. Miguel Gonzalez’s efficiency in Tuesday’s 4-1 win over the Yankees — 8.1 innings, 4 hits, 1 walk, 4 strikeouts on just 88 pitches — showed what the White Sox can get when he’s at his best. Gonzalez is never going to blow away hitters or get them to chase his off-speed stuff with regularity, but his […]