MLB: Tampa Bay Rays at Chicago White Sox

South Side Morning 5: Rodon, The Rebuild & The Trade Deadline

The Rebuild has always been about more than the handful of players acquired for Chris Sale, Jose Quintana, and Adam Eaton, as crucial as they may be.  After all, Carlos Rodon represents the highest draft pick in the organization, the reward for losing 99 games in 2013, back when the White Sox still fancied themselves […]

MLB: Spring Training-Texas Rangers at Chicago White Sox

South Side Morning 5: Flashing the Goods

The White Sox wrapped up a bad first half with a win against the bad Royals. That’s all fine and well, but more importantly, their final day of action heading into the All-Star break was ripe with positive moments from some of their young building blocks. 1. It would be apt to describe Yoan Moncada’s […]

MLB: Oakland Athletics at Chicago White Sox

South Side Morning 5: The Best of Yoan

The White Sox have lost 9 of 11 games and only recently snapped an eight-game losing streak. They have the third worst winning percentage in baseball. There’s a whole lot of bad worth discussing in their games, a lot of which ultimately doesn’t matter. But a weekend split of a four-game series against the Oakland […]

MLB: Chicago White Sox at Boston Red Sox

South Side Morning 5: Cleveland Continues to Control White Sox

1. The White Sox entered Cleveland on Tuesday looking for their first win of the season at Progressive Field in five tries. Things started off very nicely with a Yoan Moncada double to deep left-center field Cleveland starting pitcher, Mike Clevinger.  This was  followed up by a hard-hit opposite field RBI single from Jose Abreu to […]

MLB: Game Two-Chicago White Sox at Minnesota Twins

South Side Morning 10: White Sox Split With Twins

1. Yoan Moncada was the only White Sox player to score in the first game of Tuesday’s doubleheader against the Twins. He led off the game with his eighth home run of the season which was an absolute bomb to centerfield. Moncada then scored another run in the fifth inning when he was driven home by a Jose […]

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 […]