MLB: Chicago White Sox at Texas Rangers

Which major league newcomers have the best chance of sticking around?

I am a sucker for major league debuts. Whether it’s a heralded prospect whose ascent was long anticipated, or a non-prospect September call-up just barely clinging to their professional career, seeing players realize their life-long goal is exciting. It’s something I always try to tune in for, regardless of who or for what team. Jace […]

MLB: Toronto Blue Jays at Chicago White Sox

South Side Morning 5: From boring to scary to good

The White Sox stove was cool on trade deadline day, which was to be expected as they spent most of the last month trading away more than a quarter of their 25-man roster. So while the baseball trade was thrown into a frenzy by the deadline deals that sent Yu Darvish to Los Angeles and Sonny […]

MLB: Chicago White Sox at Kansas City Royals

South Side Morning 5: Jose Quintana is Just Fine

1. Jose Quintana’s early season struggles are firmly in the past after Tuesday’s gem in a 6-0 win over the Royals. He’s now thrown 14 innings in his last two starts, allowing one earned run and four walks while striking out 17. “But it’s just the Royals” you say tauntingly, as you’ve astutely observed that each of […]

MLB: Detroit Tigers at Chicago White Sox

South Side Morning 5: It’s Not Gonna Be May

1. The White Sox optioned struggling Jacob May to Triple-A following Monday’s 7-1 loss to the Royals, a sad but not surprising conclusion to the outfielder’s tenure on the 25-man roster. May’s demotion became necessary as his playing time became more scarce. He had gone from April 23 to Monday without a start, and if he’s […]