Category: Blogs

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 ...

Tim Anderson is Playing like an Elite Defensive Shortstop

White Sox Trivia: Which two players started 60+ games at shortstop for the White Sox in 2016? If you guessed Jimmy Rollins and Tyler Saladino, you are not only correct, but 2016 was probably a rough time for you as a Sox fan. Looking back at that season, the argument could be made that Tim ...

The Mourning After: Kopech Needs TJ

The dip in velocity from his last start makes a lot more sense now... Michael Kopech needs Tommy John Surgery. The announcement came around mid-afternoon on Twitter: https://twitter.com/whitesox/status/1038176341735211008 You could see the disappointment in Kopech's face as he was interviewed by the media. He's been electric and exciting since he's come up, and it's awful ...

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 ...

Starting Rotation Restores Faith in White Sox Rebuild and Baseball Fun

Remember last season when the White Sox were throwing out David Holmberg, Mike Pelfrey, Chris Volstad, Derek Holland, and Miguel Gonzalez to start games? Those were some good times. Well, not really but either way, it seems like such a long time ago that the White Sox appeared so far away from being any kind ...

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 ...

Jace Fry is really good

Earned run average (ERA) is probably the most prominent pitching statistic referenced by fans and media, and for good reason. Despite its flaws, it still does a pretty solid job of telling the story on how effective most pitchers have been, even in the age of advanced stats. However, ERA for relievers can be misleading. ...

White Sox rotation still struggling with consistency

Coming soon to Six Flags Great America, the newest and biggest roller coaster ride, the White Sox Starting Rotation! Nearly every pitcher in the Sox rotation has experienced a wild variation of successes and failures with the exception of Carlos Rodon, who instead has been on more of a ski lift than a roller coaster. ...

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, ...

The Next Step for Nick Madrigal

Nick Madrigal is a very rare player in today's game. While hitting for power is increasingly common among hitters, you don't necessarily need to do so in order to be effective. Madrigal does not project to hit for much power, and that is totally fine. Players can affect games in many ways, and Madrigal is ...