All posts by Nik Gaur

Twitter: @Gaur_Nik

Spring Training Takeaways: March 20, 2019

News of the Eloy Jimenez extension broke shortly before today's game, which is a positive considering that the White Sox lineup was mostly comprised of minor league journeymen. Regardless, some intriguing players appeared in the game, and since the box score does not tell the whole story, I figured I would share some impressions from the ...

Should Yolmer Sanchez really be starting over Jose Rondon this season?

Yolmer Sanchez is a fun player who offers positional versatility and above average defense across the infield. However, he has very little value aside from this due to his offensive limitations. Despite this, when the White Sox decided to move Yoan Moncada to third base prior to the 2019 season, it was a foregone conclusion ...

Machado/Harper: Why the Waiting Benefits the White Sox

January is over and there are still dozens of quality free agents on the market. While the endless waiting has certainly been tiresome, it may be benefiting the White Sox more than any other team in the sweepstakes for Manny Machado and Bryce Harper. The Phillies' front office, likely the biggest threat to the White ...

Machado/Harper: Interpreting the Latest Rumors

The past few weeks have featured plenty of leaks and reports regarding the potential suitors for Manny Machado and Bryce Harper, and it is necessary to repeat the old adage that almost every leak is strategically sent out from either the player's camp or a team, usually for negotiation purposes. Despite the long, grueling nature ...

Could Bryce Harper make his decision this coming week?

When the offseason began, I had pretty much accepted that the White Sox would make a serious run at Manny Machado, maybe check in on Bryce Harper, and I was just going to hope for the best either way. Everything has changed. There seems to be more smoke connecting Harper to the Sox by the ...

This Week in Machado/Harper Rumors – 11/10/18

In my original Machado/Harper free agency preview, I mentioned something about how during this offseason, there would be some tweet or leak that would cause the productivity of White Sox fans to fall to zero. That happened this week, multiple times. https://twitter.com/jonmorosi/status/1059477125680386048 On Monday morning, Jon Morosi was the first of many national writers to ...

This Week in Machado/Harper Rumors – 11/2/18

See also: "Is Rick Hahn hinting at a serious pursuit of Manny Machado?" and "2018-2019 Free Agency: A Complete Guide to Machado/Harper for White Sox fans".  We are officially in the offseason, meaning free agency has begun and fans can start grasping for any sort of rumors or hints regarding their favorite teams. Let's take ...

2018-2019 Free Agency: A Complete Guide to Manny Machado and Bryce Harper for White Sox Fans

For context, please consider reading "Is Rick Hahn hinting at a serious pursuit of Manny Machado?" first. The 2018-2019 free agent class has the potential to deliver a major jolt to the White Sox rebuild. It is uncommon for two young, elite talents to reach free agency in the same year; with an emphasis on ...

Is Rick Hahn hinting at a serious pursuit of Manny Machado?

White Sox general manager Rick Hahn gave his final media conference of the season yesterday prior to the team's final home game of the season. He fielded a number of questions regarding the team's outlook for 2019, but perhaps lost in the canned responses and typical Hahn-speak was an intriguing pattern regarding the White Sox ...

Are the White Sox on the same trajectory as the Cubs?

The White Sox rebuild is often compared to that of the Cubs, and for obvious reasons. Not only do the teams play in the same city, but the results of the Cubs rebuild have made themselves clear, and there may be more to come. Their first playoff season was in 2015, during which they won ...