Now that the Indians have sank down to .500 after being swept in New York–which is somewhat troubling since that’s where the next series is–the White Sox are up in the AL Central by two and a half games. That margin ties June 3rd for the biggest lead they’ve held all season, which seems small,... Read more »
Tuesday night marked the return of Chris Sale to the bullpen. No longer a rookie getting his feet wet, Sale now comes to the pen in the manner that most relievers do; after an unsuccessful stretch as a starter that he feels was wrongly cut short. His switch back to the bullpen was so shocking... Read more »
If there was any question whether Chris Sale’s move to the bullpen would accelerate the timetables of other White Sox pitching prospects, it was answered today. RHP Nestor Molina was promoted to AAA Charlotte, and RHP Jake Petricka was promoted to AA Birmingham on Monday. While these moves are theoretically responses to fill the rotation... Read more »
Perhaps setting a precedent that all games in which the White Sox get shutout will be followed by a third of the roster being cut, 14 players were sent packing from major league camp Monday. Alright, so perhaps this day was selected weeks ahead of time and several lockers were cleared out prior to the... Read more »
Did you want a rundown of the first-week Spring Training performance of every player I could think of? Well, here it is. Click the title to read at Southside Showdown.
The White Sox returned to competitive baseballing on Monday, losing somewhat blandly 6-4 to the Los Angeles Dodgers. But it was baseball all the same; the languid yet steady pace that allows for equal parts enjoyment and reflection, the simplicity yet intense skill of every defensive play…it’s all so great to see again Or perhaps... Read more »
Two quotes stuck out to me this week in the wake of my overindulgence of Baseball Prospectus content. The first was Jim Callis of Baseball America saying on a podcast “you win with stars”, and the second was Steve Goldman and Ben Lindbergh asking in their preview of the White Sox, “Is this the worst offense... Read more »
Taking even a day off the first burst of Spring Training is a good way to fall hopelessly behind all the positivism. It’s only fitting; it’s the beginning of the professional baseball season, professional baseball is a massive and onerous endeavor, so you’re either entering it with unbridled enthusiasm and energy or you’re not doing... Read more »
If I really wanted to, I think I could squeeze a third post out about Kosuke Fukudome signing on to be the 5th outfielder, but it’s probably not the best thing for anyone involved or in the surrounding area. Additionally, the video for the classic White Sox game I was going to write a retrospective... Read more »
Listening to Kevin Goldstein mock the White Sox off-season for its indecision shook my previous rationalization of Kenny Williams’ moves. I went over where the White Sox need to have success for their strategy to work over at Southside Showdown. Click the title to for the link.