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 Boston Red Sox

What’s left to watch?

There are plenty of negative aspects to this White Sox team to talk about. In fact, there may be so many different angles of how the team is bad that none of them are actually interesting at all. The utter incapability to throw runners out would be interesting if it wasn’t a mere few runs […]

MLB: Chicago White Sox at Boston Red Sox

South Side Morning 5: Some pitchers are good, some pitchers are bad

1. Carlos Rodon struggled out of the gate when he returned from the injury that snatched half a season from him. Recently, however, he’s performed at a level much closer to the lofty expectations laid out before him. On Friday he went 7 2/3 innings without walking a single batter. He also allowed just two runs while […]

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: What Game? Moncada & Minor League Arms Thrive

1.  The White Sox have now traded away their best starting pitchers, all of their best relievers who weren’t injured, and have yet to start calling up any of their significant arms from the minor leagues.  Pair that with a series against a solid Cubs lineup and you can get some ugly results, like the eight […]

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The Catbird Speaks 7.21.17 – Another trade, Moncada’s promotion, and more

Collin Whitchurch (@cowhitchurch) and Nick Schaefer (@Nick_BPSS) got together to react to the latest White Sox trade as well as the promotion of heralded prospect Yoan Moncada. Among the talking points: -The return for Todd Frazier, David Robertson, and Tommy Kahnle. -The high difference of opinions on Blake Rutherford. -Whether trading Kahnle was the right […]

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White Sox send Frazier, Robertson, Kahnle to Yankees; Moncada called up

After a long night in which news slowly seeped out via Twitter over the course of the White Sox 1-0 loss to Clayton Kershaw and the Dodgers, the White Sox announced a blockbuster trade with the New York  Yankees that sent Todd Frazier, David Robertson, and Tommy Kahnle to New York for prospects Blake Rutherford, […]

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The Catbird Speaks 7.7.17 – Midseason Top 50 Prospects with Craig Goldstein

Baseball Prospectus minor league editor Craig Goldstein (@cdgoldstein) joined Collin and Nick to talk prospects after BP released its Midseason Top 50 Prospects list on Thursday. Among the specific topics: -Why Reynaldo Lopez was omitted from the Top 50. -The difficulty of slotting in the newly signed Luis Robert. -Why they prospect team has always […]