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Grading Grandal

His spray chart looks like a severe case of chicken pox.

Posted on Nov 25, 2019
Keywords: Betty White, Charlie Silvera, James McCann, Joe Ginsberg, Sherman Lollar, Yasmani Grandal

The Season In Verse

Believe it or not, Anderson was the top batter. But the number of errors was a completely different matter.

Posted on Oct 1, 2019
Keywords: Don Cooper, Eloy Jimenez, Jose Abreu, Michael Kopech, Rick Hahn, Rickey Renteria, Tim Anderson

Hahn's Hits & Misses

It's entirely understandable at this juncture why Hahn isn't being hailed as a genius when it comes to evaluating and signing free agent talent.

Posted on Sep 23, 2019
Keywords: Eloy Jimenez, Ervin Santana, James McCann, Jon Jay, Jose Abreu, Manny Machado, Tim Anderson, Yoan Moncada, Yonder Alonso

Start Now!

Finish strong.

Posted on Sep 16, 2019
Keywords: Luis Robert, Nick Madrigal, Rickey Renteria, Tim Anderson, Yolmer Sanchez, Zack Collins

Reasons To Keep Watching

Despite gang of nine and general lack of ability.

Posted on Sep 9, 2019
Keywords: Jose Abreu, Lucas Giolito, Tim Anderson

Patience And Payment

Finishing what they've started.

Posted on Sep 2, 2019
Keywords: Dylan Cease, Jose Abreu

Arrow Up, Folks

Look no further than the past week if you question whether the White Sox are a vastly improved aggregation than the dismal product of the past two rebuilding seasons.

Posted on Aug 26, 2019
Keywords: Lucas Giolito, Ross Detwiler, Tim Anderson

Let Rickey Be

Losing never is easy, and the first target is the man in charge. Despite the criticism, Renteria appears even-keeled. There have been no temper tantrums or ragging on players or unhappy fans. He remains positive and good-natured. These qualities don't necessarily translate to a winning ballclub, but at least let's wait until the guy can put a legitimate major league lineup on the field.

Posted on Aug 19, 2019
Keywords: Casey Stengel, Joe Maddon, Joe Torre, Rickey Renteria, Terry Francona

Field Of Reality Checks

Maybe I needn't be such a sourpuss. This game will make lots of people curious, engaged, and gleeful. But just who will get to see it, and for how much?

Posted on Aug 12, 2019
Keywords: Comiskey Park, Field of Dreams, The Grate

Walking And Crawling

And bobbleheading.

Posted on Aug 5, 2019
Keywords: Aaron Bummer, Eloy Jimenez, Victor Velasquez, Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Yoan Moncada

Super Heroes, Surveys & Service

Feats and feet-shooting.

Posted on Jul 29, 2019
Keywords: Ivan Nova, Lucas Giolito

Streaky White Sox Right On Schedule

It's the Cubs and Astros all over again!

Posted on Jul 21, 2019
Keywords: Aaron Boone, Harold Baines, Jose Abreu, Ray Schalk, Rickey Renteria

Coin Is The Lord Of The Realm

Don't pity the White Sox.

Posted on Jul 15, 2019
Keywords: Manny Machado, Tim Anderson

It's All Happening

The pipeline is producing.

Posted on Jul 8, 2019
Keywords: Dylan Cease, Eloy Jimenez, Ivan Nova, James McCann, Jose Abreu, Lucas Giolito, Luis Robert, Michael Kopech, Nick Madrigal, Ozzie Guillen, Yoan Moncada, Yolmer Sanchez

Ovah The Hump

The season now is right at its halfway point, and the Sox, standing at 39-42, are a far different ballclub than a year ago when they were 28-53 on their way to 100 losses. Sox faithful, those days are ovah!

Posted on Jul 1, 2019
Keywords: Ivan Nova, Lucas Giolito, Orisdamer Despaigne, Reynaldo Lopez, Ross Detwiler

Open Letter

It boils down to this, Mr. Chairman.

Posted on Jun 23, 2019
Keywords: Bleacher Bums, Jerry Reinsdorf

How Lucas Giolito Changed Up His Career

Credit a coach and a catcher.

Posted on Jun 17, 2019
Keywords: Ethan Katz, James McCann, Lucas Giolito, Virgil Trucks

Russian Interference

"You may not believe this, but they're having an election right now to see who gets to play in what they call the All-Star Game . . . "

Posted on Jun 9, 2019
Keywords: All-Star Game, Chris Davis, Jose Abreu, Tim Anderson, Yoan Moncada

Rethinking Run Differential

When it doesn't add up.

Posted on Jun 3, 2019
Keywords: 1939 Yankees, 1959 White Sox, Francisco Lindor, Lucas Giolito, Steve Stone

The Rebuild Not Taken

Envying the Twins' way.

Posted on May 26, 2019
Keywords: Byron Buxton, C.J. Cron, Eddie Rosario, Jonathan Schoop, Jorge Polanco, Martin Perez, Marwin Gonzalez, Max Kepler, Miguel Sano, Nelson Cruz, Rocco Baldelli, Thad Levine

Extend Abreu

If and when that happens, we can stomach a few more games of TBD pitching for the White Sox.

Posted on May 20, 2019
Keywords: Jose Abreu, Rick Hahn

Tone Down The Future

Maybe it's time we all backed off a bit and simply let the kids play.

Posted on May 12, 2019
Keywords: Dylan Cease, Eloy Jimenez, Fernandon Tatis Jr., Harry Chappas, Michael Kopech, Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Yoan Moncada, Zack Collins

Playing The Game Right Now

Bat flips and dugout celebrations only go so far. Winning is what keeps bringing us back.

Posted on May 6, 2019
Keywords: El Duque, Nicky Delmonico, Tim Anderson

Soul-Sapping Innings Eaters

Long list of losers.

Posted on Apr 28, 2019
Keywords: Ervin Santana, Ivan Nova, James Shields, Luis Tiant

Tick, Tick, Tick

For the present-day White Sox, a challenge of immense magnitude.

Posted on Apr 22, 2019
Keywords: Gordon Beckham, Jose Ruiz, Reynaldo Lopez

What About Coop?

It's time to take a hard look at the longtime pitching guru.

Posted on Apr 15, 2019
Keywords: Don Cooper, Ray Berres

Appreciating April

If Tim Anderson gets just one hit in his next 24 at-bats, he'll still be hitting over .300. The Cubs have the worst ERA in baseball. And we now know who Ramon Laureano is.

Posted on Apr 8, 2019
Keywords: Eloy Jimenez, Steve Cishek, Tim Anderson

Opening Salvo

You have to start somewhere.

Posted on Apr 1, 2019
Keywords: Eloy Jimenez, Jose Abreu, Lucas Giolito, Yoan Moncada, Yolmer Sanchez, Yonder Alonso

The Eloy Miracle

His defense got fixed overnight last week.

Posted on Mar 25, 2019
Keywords: Eloy Jimenez, Robert Mueller

Maybe Andy's Boys Quit

Or maybe the White Sox could have offered Manny Machado a dollar more than the Padres.

Posted on Feb 26, 2019
Keywords: Andy Green, Branch Rickey, Manny Machado, Ricky Renteria

The Ex-Cub Factor

The String Bean Stringer is missed. The others not so much.

Continue reading "The Ex-Cub Factor" »

Posted on Dec 4, 2019