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: Spring Training-Texas Rangers at Chicago White Sox

South Side Monday 5: Let’s Ignore The Present

The White Sox have fallen to 9-23, better only than the Baltimore Orioles and Cincinnati Reds.  With Avisail Garcia and Yoan Moncada joining Carlos Rodon on the disabled list, a lineup with plenty of weaknesses has gotten even weaker, despite the continued improvements of Matt Davidson and Tim Anderson.  So, even with the starting rotation […]

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The Catbird Speaks 11.17.17 – The White Sox Top 10 Prospects List

The White Sox Top 10 Prospects list was released Friday on Baseball Prospectus (read the whole thing right here), and Jarrett Seidler (@jaseidler) of BP’s prospect team joined Collin (@cowhitchurch) and Nick (@Nick_BPSS) to talk about what went into the construction of the list. Among the topics: The overall state of the White Sox farm system. […]

MLB: All Star Game-Futures Game

Minor League Promotions & Premature Free Agency Musings

News & Promotions Eloy Jimenez and Zack Collins have been promoted from High-A Winston-Salem to Double-A Birmingham. While there are only a few weeks left in the minor league season, players are human beings and when you excel in superlative fashion at your job a promotion is in order.  There’s also reason to believe that […]

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 […]

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South Side Morning 5: The White Sox are very bad

1. The White Sox spent the weekend in lovely Kansas City, stewing in triple-digit weather as they got swept by the Royals. Those three losses make it nine in a row for a White Sox team that truly looks like it’s tanking. Just as was predicted at the start of the season, the team wouldn’t lose […]

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Revisiting the Infamous Catcher Decision

In their efforts to piece things together and stay competitive in the 2016 season, the White Sox made a big change at the catcher position. Tyler Flowers had been the starting catcher since the departure of A.J. Pierzynski, but the team opted to replace him with a platoon of veteran catchers in Dioner Navarro and Alex […]

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 […]