White Sox Non-Tender Four Players

The White Sox have been eliminated from the Shohei Ohtani Sweepstakes, and unless something truly bizarre happens, are not in the conversation for Giancarlo Stanton either.  But unlike some clubs, even once the dust settles for those two, the White Sox aren’t going to start chasing Yu Darvish or J.D. Martinez either.  For all that […]


White Sox Season in Review: Jake Petricka, Zach Putnam

Over the next few weeks, BP South Side will be reviewing the performance of all 51 players who suited up for the 2017 White Sox. Players whose seasons were particularly noteworthy will get their own standalone article, while smaller contributors or those who were traded/cut will be grouped together. We’ll do our best to summarize and […]

MLB: Minnesota Twins at Chicago White Sox

South Side Morning 5: Sad News for Zach Putnam

1. The White Sox announced Monday that reliever Zach Putnam underwent Tommy John surgery last week and will miss the remainder of the season. The usual rehab time for Tommy John surgery, of course, is 12-18 months, meaning it’s unlikely he’ll be able to pitch again until the 2019 season. Putnam emerged as as a […]

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 […]


South Side Morning 5: Dutch Courage

With a 2-1 victory in Cleveland last night, the White Sox continue their respectable start, moving to 3-4.  Even with Chris Sale gone and Carlos Rodon on the DL, to date pitching is the strength of the team.  Theoretically a staff ERA of 2.54 would get you more than three wins in seven games, but […]

MLB: Chicago White Sox at Cleveland Indians

South Side Morning 5: James Shields finds success in deception

1. At this point in his career, James Shields’ path to production lies more in his ability to fool hitters than with pure stuff. In Tuesday’s 2-1, 10-inning loss to the Indians, hitters looked downright clueless as Shields put together his second solid start of the young season, going 5.1 innings while allowing two hits, […]


Eating some of these late innings

Somewhere lower down the line of priorities from filling out a 2017 White Sox starting rotation is filling out the White Sox 2017 Opening Day bullpen. While the Sox rotation is tasked with providing a line between several near-ready prospects and the majors–and also with being good enough to keep games from becoming chaotic, four-hour […]


These Are The Bad Kind of Excuses

The expression “no excuses” has always vexed me. After all, if you would have won a race, but someone snagged you in a net before you hit the finish line, that’s a pretty excellent excuse. I also understand the expression as something athletes say when a star player gets hurt, because you have to maintain […]