Posts tagged "Baseball"

A fictional conversation with Rick Hahn in a Bridgeport tavern.

Disclaimer: This conversation never took place, hence the word fictional in the title. This author just wants to incorporate his White Sox and some (lame) humor in the same word space. Amen. I told White Sox General Manager Rick Hahn to meet me at a Bridgeport bar to discuss the state of my favorite baseball... Read more »

Who remembers Rickey Henderson? I hope one White Sox offers a reminder.

Yolmer Sanchez got the nod for the Sox in the Cactus League opener this afternoon against the Los Angeles Dodgers at the spring training complex they share in Arizona. Is Sanchez the guy the Sox will go with in the lead off spot for the majority of the season? It’s hard to tell, and it’s... Read more »

What holes in the White Sox farm system?

The White Sox have one of the best minor league systems in baseball, if not the best. Don’t believe me? MLB Pipeline and Fangraphs have six Sox prospects in the Top 100. Baseball America has five Sox prospects in their Top 100. Four players are on every list (Eloy Jimenez, Michael Kopech, Alec Hansen, and... Read more »

Where have you gone Common Sense, a nation turns its lonely eyes to you

I had intended to write about the holes in the White Sox minor league system today. Despite a farm system with good arms (Michael Kopech, Alec Hansen, Dane Dunning) and big bats (Eloy Jimenez, Zack Collins), there are depth issues at certain positions that could be filled by a shrewd 2018 draft or by eventually... Read more »

Do you keep Carlos Rodon?

It appears I was actually correct this time. Jose Abreu and Avi Garcia are staying put on the south side. I like them both, but in my humble opinion, the White Sox would be better served trading them for additional prospects. The Sox have a great farm system now, but it isn’t perfect. Despite all... Read more »

Jose Abreu and Andrew McCutcheon, Avi Garcia and Randal Grichuk

I have been adamant and consistent this offseason. I like Jose Abreu and Avi Garcia. I like Abreu’s consistency and stoicism. I like Garcia’s hustle and persistence. Despite this affinity, I think they both should be traded. Abreu has two seasons of control left, and he’ll be 33 in 2020 when the White Sox are... Read more »

Who will be around in 2021?

We haven’t even formally met our 2018 White Sox yet, and already we’re thinking of where they might be in 2021. Why is that? Well, truth be told, the White Sox are most likely not going to contend for a division title or either of the two wildcard spots this season. However, in 2021, devout... Read more »

White Sox vs. Tigers, 2018

Wave goodbye to the big and bad Detroit Tigers of 2011 to 2014. Adios to Justin Wilson, Alex Avila, J.D. Martinez, Justin Verlander, Justin Upton, and Ian Kinsler. The 2018 Tigers are more of the toothless and feeble variety. Starting line up Jose Abreu (.304 AVG, .354 OBP, 33 HR, 102 RBI) still has a... Read more »

White Sox vs. Kansas City Royals

The Kansas City Royals are most likely set to lose at least three of four pieces of their 2015 World Championship team to free agency: 1B Eric Hosmer, 3B Mike Moustakas, CF Lorenzo Cain, and SS Alcides Escobar. All but Escobar will command multiple years and tens of millions of dollars to obtain. So how... Read more »

2018 White Sox vs. Cleveland Indians

Before I get started, let me give the MLB Network a little pub. I enjoy the Hot Stove show hosted by former major league second baseman Harold Reynolds and broadcaster Matt Vasgersian. Recently, I’ve seen two episodes that struck me. In one episode I watched about a week and a half ago, Ken Rosenthal, a... Read more »