We need assets

I have read and heard about the supposed depth in the Chicago White Sox minor league system.  I have also read and heard that the Sox can’t get rid of Jose Abreu because of his leadership qualities, which apparently amount to those of George S. Patton, Che Guevara, and Cesar Chavez combined. Trading Avi Garcia, who... Read more »

Is this our Elite Eight?

When a professional sports team is rebuilding, the general managers often refer to their ‘core’ and structuring a team around it.  For the Chicago Bulls it’s Lauri Markkanen, Kris Dunn, and Zack Lavine.  For the Chicago Bears it’s Mitch Trubisky, Jordan Howard, Leonard Floyd, Akiem Hicks, and Roquan Smith.  For the Chicago Cubs it’s Anthony Rizzo, Kris... Read more »

Dylan Covey and a comparison that makes me happy

Another dreaded Cubs rebuild comparison.  Sorry. I know 86% of White Sox fans hate frequently revisiting it, but it’s helpful as a barometer. The 2016 Cubs won the World Series approximately five years after they hired Theo Epstein to ignite a nuclear bomb on the organization’s infrastructure and rebuild it all from scratch. While there... Read more »
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A question, a statement, and a befuddled blogger

The question: Why did we draft Nick Madrigal? The statement: We are set in the middle infield. The befuddled blogger: What?! I have heard and read this question and this statement repeatedly since the White Sox drafted Oregon State 2B/SS Nick Madrigal Monday night. I don’t understand either one. Madrigal batted .333/.380/.456 as a freshman... Read more »

The uncertainty and possibility of the Major League Baseball draft

The MLB draft is Christmas Day, your birthday, and your first day of college all rolled into one big, ridiculous ball of optimism. First round draft pick Nick Madrigal is going to be the next Dustin Pedroia, second round draft pick Steele Walker is going to be the next Lenny Dykstra (minus the multiple arrests... Read more »

The State of the White Sox (another fictional conversation with Sox General Manager Rick Hahn)

Disclaimer: The following conversation did not take place. It is a figment of this author’s limited and (arguably) humorous imagination. There is probably a better chance of Jesus giving me a carpentry lesson. Since the last conversation took place at a Bridgeport bar with an Old Style sign swinging from a couple rusty chains above... Read more »
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Taking inventory (and the band known as Yoan Moncada and the 8 Question Marks)

  As I remember it-the frigid days of late March and early April are a distant memory-this was the starting nine for your 2018 Chicago White Sox: LF Nicky Delmonico CF Adam Engel RF Avi Garcia 1B Jose Abreu 2B Yoan Moncada SS Tim Anderson 3B Yolmer Sanchez C Wellington Castillo DH Matt Davidson Well,... Read more »

Major League Baseball and the folks involved in it.

Try to follow along. The path is circuitous. Detours abound. In one recent game against the Pirates, White Sox television play by play guy Jason Benetti wished reliever Tony Watson was still on the Pirates (while reliever Kyle Crick was in the bullpen) and mentioned something about DNA. I went to Google, and apparently James... Read more »

I am going to call this tough love, baby.

I had an idea. After a 10-27 start to the season, I was going to break out the old stand by for you White Sox fans. I was going to break out the 2015 Cubs. Yes, we’ve been through this many times. I know 93% of White Sox fans hate the Cubs, but 98% of... Read more »
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Questions?

32 games played. 9-23. One fifth of the season is over. We know what we know. The Sox will not contend this year. Yoan Moncada, Lucas Giolito, and Reynaldo Lopez are going to go through the struggles young players go through. Matt Davidson, Adam Engel, Tim Anderson, and Moncada are going to swing and miss... Read more »