Tag: baseball

A potential rivalry continues to brew after Tim Anderson declares: “I don’t like the Royals”

After taking a pitch to the helmet earlier in the game, Tim Anderson  delivered a clutch RBI double in the 8th which scored the eventual winning run for the White Sox:   https://twitter.com/SoxOn35th/status/1133933789292486656 While the hit by pitch was likely unintentional, Jason Benetti astutely pointed out during the broadcast that the Royals' intentional plunking of Anderson ...

Yoan Moncada’s luck has normalized, and his numbers are still terrific

Based on his xwOBA/wOBA ratio and BABIP relative to his contact profile, Yoan Moncada's production is likely sustainable.

Tim Anderson must continue to challenge baseball norms

This is a follow-up to: Tim Anderson, Pitcher Privilege, and Unwritten Rules: Baseball Must Change. I expected the post linked above to receive mixed reactions, and it did. As I read online responses, both to my post and to the Tim Anderson situation in general, two things came to mind: first, this was a rare occasion ...

Tim Anderson, Pitcher Privilege, and Unwritten Rules: Baseball Must Change

Have the Royals forgotten who they are? Kansas City's identity in the 2010s has practically been built around emotion. Whether it was Yordano Ventura celebrating after a big out on the mound or Salvador Perez exclaiming at second base after a double, the Royals are a team that has embraced emotion on the field. Unless, ...

The case for accelerating Luis Robert’s timeline

Luis Robert is off to a scorching start in Winston-Salem. Fully recovered from lingering hand injuries, his power has returned and is sparking excitement throughout the White Sox fanbase. With just about 75 games of stateside baseball (including the Arizona Fall League) under his belt, however, it is probable that Robert does not see time in ...

March 30th Postgame: Royals 8, White Sox 6

Yoan Moncada and Eloy Jimenez provided plenty of excitement for White Sox fans today, but poor pitching and shaky defense led to an 8-6 loss in Kansas City. Here are some individual performances that stood out for the Sox: Yoan Moncada Moncada followed up a strong season debut with an even better game at the ...

Addressing Ken Williams’s “Cheap” Comments

A reaction to the White Sox attempted justification for missing out on top free agents

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 ...

White Sox Acquire Bullpen Arm Alex Colome from Seattle

Chicago adds a reliable right-handed reliever from the Mariners

2018 Travels of the Sox On 35th Koozie

The South Side Or Die koozie made the rounds in 2018