All posts by Tim Moran

Inside Yoan Moncada’s Progress and Keys for the Future

White Sox fans, you're welcome. I did it. I fixed Yoan Moncada. Well, not really. But a month ago I did write some advice for Moncada to follow, and so far he has. Here's what I wrote on Mar. 26: "It’s difficult to teach a player to swing more, just like it is to teach ...

Tim Anderson and Yoan Moncada’s Recipe for Success in 2019

Now that the outrage over the Manny Machado pursuit has simmered, White Sox fans can take a clearer look at the players that will take the field in 2019. Much of that analysis should focus on the two young middle infielders, Yoan Moncada and Tim Anderson. Both have shown flashes of greatness in their short ...

Sorting Through the Theories, Reports on Machado’s Offer from White Sox

As things currently stand, it's Jeff Passan, Héctor Gómez, and maybe Jon Heyman vs. the world. Passan and Gómez shared Sunday that the White Sox were offering an 8-year deal to superstar free agent Manny Machado, with Gómez specifying the deal was worth $250 million. Passan has been one of baseball's most trusted reporters, and Gómez is ...

Regardless of Harper and Machado, White Sox Fans Should Expect World Series Team

Seemingly all White Sox fans' eyes are on Bryce Harper and Manny Machado right now, as the two stars, both pursued by the South Siders, are preparing to sign mammoth contracts with new teams. In that free agent frenzy, it's easy to lose sight of the big picture. A few days ago, I was thinking ...

Still Many Reasons for Optimism Towards Rebuild

First came Jake Burger's Achilles tear. Not long after, forearm soreness sidelined Alec Hansen for two months. In May, Burger tore the Achilles again. Prior to the All-Star Break, the White Sox appeared to be one of the worst teams in baseball. Not only that, but top prospects Lucas Giolito and Yoan Moncada were underwhelming in the ...

If It Comes Down to It, Palka or Davidson as Designated Hitter?

With all the hype surrounding "Palkamania", there's still no total clarity on the future of lefty slugger Daniel Palka. In all likelihood though, the White Sox will at some point face the choice between Palka and Matt Davidson for a designated hitter roster spot. A plethora of impressive prospects are making their way up the ...

Yoan Moncada and the Frustrations of a Rebuild

Among other intriguing storylines making waves through White Sox fan chatter, the question of "Is Yoan Moncada a bust?" has risen in volume lately. While a fair percentage of South Sider fans are ready to make that assertion, it seems that most people are willing to defend the 23 year-old second baseman. All three of ...

Navigating the Roster Decisions Following an Eloy Jimenez Call-Up

Although it's unclear how many boxes Eloy Jimenez still needs to check before Rick Hahn and co. call up the outstanding White Sox prospect, it's likely that he will be called up before the end of the 2018 campaign. Chris Getz even referred to an Eloy call-up as "getting very close" several days ago. However, ...

What Would a James Shields Trade Look Like?

White Sox fans got their first, sweet taste of trade deadline excitement on Thursday with the swap of Joakim Soria to the Brewers for two pitching prospects. Don't leave the table, though, as Rick Hahn could be taking another bite out of the pitching market soon. How so? The most obvious trade piece Chicago boasts ...

Carlos Rodon Starting to Win His Battle with Inconsistency

Throughout his four-year career, Carlos Rodon has fought two major battles. The first, injury, eluded him in his first two seasons, allowing him to get some experience in the majors. The second however, inconsistency, struck right off the bat, and the 26 year-old lefty has been battling it ever since. Admittedly, all pitchers struggle with ...