South Side Morning 5: Things could be strangely good

1. Fresh off besting two AL East teams with superior run differentials and securing spots above them in the Wild Card pecking order–and dropping their two losses in bizarre enough fashion that their fans still feel irked–the White Sox sit again at .500. If it seems like an unremarkable distinction, it’s because they have been hovering around that mark for pretty much the entire...
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3 hours ago

Schedule eases up for White Sox, who can’t ease up themselves

With Cleveland on a tear, White Sox must get back to bumslaying Baseball being a zero-sum game, somebody was going to be benefit from the White Sox following up a 23-10 start with a 10-26 stretch. That team is the Cleveland Indians. At the same time the Sox were winning 23 of 33, the Indians were in the process of losing two of three to the Twins to fall to .500. Now, with an 8...
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6 hours ago

Melky remains among Top 15 in AL OF voting

The month of June has been a strong one for Melky Cabrera, who is batting .333 with four homers, 15 RBIs and a .615 slugging percentage. Those numbers have helped the White Sox left fielder remain as the lone representative of the team in the Top 5 of position players and Top 15 in the outfield during the latest round of American League All-Star voting.
Via WhiteSox.com
18 hours ago

Checking in on the White Sox top prospects

Tim Anderson has been a major leaguer for a little more than two weeks now, and while he’s gotten off to a promising start, his ascension thins out a minor league system that wasn’t all that impressive to begin with. That’s a silly thing to care about, in reality. The point of your minor league system is for players to do well enough to eventually reach the majors. If that...
Via BP South Side
1 day ago

Podcast: Chicago White Sox poised for a run

Winning five of their last seven games, the Chicago White Sox difficulty in their remaining 12 games drops, which could set them up for another winning stretch before the All-Star game. Quick programming announcements: South Side Sox LIVE! will be on Thursday, June 30th and our 100th episode of the South Side Sox Podcast will be on Monday, July 4th. We have many guests for our 100th...
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1 day ago

White Sox Minor League Update: June 26-July 2

Scores, stats, and news from the White Sox farm system With all levels of the minors in action, we’re starting to see that post-draft roster churn. Here's what's changed at the four full-season affiliates thus far. Charlotte Knights The migration really hasn’t hit Charlotte, although that’s partially because they received a couple players ahead of schedule — Nicky Delmonico...
Via South Side Sox
1 day ago

5 reasons not to count out the White Sox

Shortstop Tim Anderson's energy and impact is the biggest of our five reasons you better not write off the White Sox, who start a three-game series with the Twins on Tuesday.
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1 day ago

Sales pitch: Ventura calls ace best in the AL

Robin Ventura was listening to a reporter's question following a 5-2 White Sox victory over the Blue Jays on Sunday, when the manager interrupted before he could finish.
Via WhiteSox.com
1 day ago

Sale pitches White Sox past Royals 5-2

CHICAGO (AP) Chris Sale pitched eight innings of two-run ball to become the majors' first 13-game winner, and the Chicago White Sox beat the Toronto Blue Jays 5-2 on Sunday. Tim Anderson and J.B. Shuck homered to help Chicago take two of three from slumping Toronto, which has dropped five of seven. The White Sox returned to .500 (38-38) with their fifth win in seven games. Sale...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Cabrera, Frazier lead White Sox to 3-2 win over Blue Jays

CHICAGO (AP) Melky Cabrera homered, Todd Frazier drove in the go-ahead run with a single in the seventh, and the Chicago White Sox beat the Toronto Blue Jays 3-2 on Friday night. The White Sox started a six-game homestand on a winning note after taking three of four at Boston, while the Blue Jays lost for the fourth time in five games. Cabrera drove a solo homer off Aaron Sanchez...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Here Come the Blue Jays

Back home for a 3 game series with Toronto before a day off on Monday. Carlos Rodon is in the office today. Jose Abreu is getting a much-needed day off to rest. Carlos had a couple of really crappy starts forcing Robin to the bullpen early, his very last outing was a solid start and I have my fingers crossed that can happen today. Rodon gets the 1st batter of the night to strike...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

The White Sox’ Hidden Catastrophe

I was reading through Jon Heyman’s latest Inside Baseball, and then I got to the White Sox section. Within, Heyman said something about Chris Sale, and though it wasn’t specifically about everything that’s going to follow in here, it at least works well enough for me to embed: Chris Sale’s pitches come from such an unusual angle, it seems to fool umpires. It looked like he...
Via Fangraphs
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Todd Frazier’s Batted Ball Problem

Todd Frazier hasn’t been exactly what the White Sox hoped when they traded a slew of prospects for him in the offseason. I mean, yeah, he’s got a share of the MLB home run lead with 21, but everything else has been out of whack. Despite those 21 home runs, Frazier’s actually barely been a league-average hitter, a .201 batting average being the key contributor to a pedestrian...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Did Zach Putnam “Deserve to Lose” with His Splitter?

Zach Putnam threw 20 pitches on Monday night, and 15 of them were splitters. Many were balls. The White Sox reliever walked all three batters he faced in the ninth inning of a tie game at Fenway Park. Dennis Eckersley, doing color on the Red Sox TV broadcast wasn’t impressed. In his opinion, Putnam “deserves to lose” because he was throwing so many splitters. Results aside...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago White Sox: It’s time to start worrying…but for a different reason

It’s time to start worrying about the Chicago White Sox…but for a different reason. I’m not usually not the type to start panicking in mid-June, and I’m not. I’m not panicking about the team itself because again it’s mid-June and in the second wild card era, any team can get hot and squeak into the playoffs. The thing about the Chicago White Sox that is making me start...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago White Sox: trouble with Robin Ventura

The Chicago White Sox started the season as one of the hottest teams baseball but have quickly plummeted in the American League Central Division while having the worst record since going 23-10. While the White Sox seemed as though they were playing on all cylinders with dynamite additions throughout their 23-10 run to first place, the whole team has struggled from top to bottom,...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago White Sox: What to do with James Shields?

The Chicago White Sox started the 2016 season 23-10, an incredibly strong start allowing the over-achieving club to sit atop the AL Central and keep pace with the North Side Cubs. Although, after what started off as a disappointing series in Texas, then a disappointing roadtrip, then a disappointing month, and now a disappointing season, every move the Sox make is a response by the...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

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