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2019 South Side Sox Prospect Vote: Round 35

2019 South Side Sox Prospect Vote: Round 35

In our closest vote yet, Luis Curbelo makes it two straight SS winners. Now, who is the 35th-best prospect in the White Sox system? Continuing forward, by utter and popular demand, it’s the South Side Sox Prospect Vote! (Not to worry, those murdered by the tediousness of, you know, spending some time thinking about second-tier prospects vs. hand-wringing over another 100 losses for the big club, the vote stops at 50. Take a deep breath ...) We started this out trying to get as many names as possible on the ballot, but that only worked for about a dozen rounds before the results started to...
4 hours ago
Gamethread: White Sox at Reds

Gamethread: White Sox at Reds

Reynaldo López gets the start under the lights against the new look Cincinnati Reds. The White Sox will take their 7-14 spring record to Goodyear in a matchup against the Cincinnati Reds. Reynaldo López enters with a 6.75 ERA this spring. This is his first start since March 9, when he pitched well against the Rangers, striking out 7 and allowing just 1 run in 4 innings. His fastball also reached 96 mph, which is an encouraging sign as we approach the regular season. Here is the good guys’ starting lineup: Tonight's #SoxSpringTraining starters!⏰: 8:05 p.m. CT : @NBCSChicago :...
Mar 18, 2019
2019 South Side Sox Prospect Vote: Round 34

2019 South Side Sox Prospect Vote: Round 34

Our No. 33 choice is just a babe in the organization, Lenyn Sosa. Now, who is the 34th-best prospect in the White Sox system? Continuing forward, by utter and popular demand, it’s the South Side Sox Prospect Vote! (Not to worry, those murdered by the tediousness of, you know, spending some time thinking about second-tier prospects vs. hand-wringing over another 100 losses for the big club, the vote stops at 50. Take a deep breath ...) We started this out trying to get as many names as possible on the ballot, but that only worked for about a dozen rounds before the results started to get a...
Mar 18, 2019
Another rough day for your Chicago White Sox

Another rough day for your Chicago White Sox

Giants stomp South Siders, 5-2; No. 6 SSS prospect Dane Dunning has Tommy John surgery The Chicago White Sox fell to the San Francisco Giants, 5-2, on Monday afternoon at Camelback Ranch. The only offense from the White Sox came in the first inning, as Yonder Alonso broke out of his mid-spring funk with a two-run homer (his team-leading fourth of the spring, and second oppo shot), plating the first two runs of the game. .@YonderalonsoU was feeling oppo for his 4th home run of the spring! pic.twitter.com/4LpaCSLyZK— Chicago White Sox (@whitesox) March 18, 2019 The White Sox managed...
Mar 18, 2019
Gamethread: Giants at White Sox

Gamethread: Giants at White Sox

Bañuelos gets the start, as the White Sox face the Giants back in Glendale. The White Sox look to improve on their 7-13 spring record as they return to Glendale for a matchup against the San Francisco Giants. Manny Bañuelos will be the White Sox’ starting pitcher, as the left-hander looks to solidify his case to begin the season in the starting rotation. In his last start, he threw 3 1⁄3 innings, allowing three runs (two earned), issuing one walk, and striking out five. That performance lowered his spring ERA to 5.59, though that number is heavily inflated due to a disastrous first...
Mar 18, 2019
The Next Step: White Sox relievers

The Next Step: White Sox relievers

It’s one of the deepest groups of young talent in the system, and several prospects have made it to the big show already The Chicago White Sox outfield prospects, led by Eloy Jimenez get all the headlines — and deservedly so. However, the young relievers in the organization are just as good — maybe even better. We have seen many of them arrive on the South Side already, possessing great potential. To whittle this to less than 2,500 words, the cutoff for reliever profiles was 10 appearances in 2018. (Sorry Carson Fulmer, Ryan Burr, and Jose Ruiz!) Jace Fry: Consolidate pitching...
Mar 18, 2019
Arizona stymies Sox, 7-3

Arizona stymies Sox, 7-3

The highlight? A three-run third. Lowlights? Pretty much the rest The best thing about Sunday’s St. Patrick’s Day was the Chicago White Sox second inning. Springing the club to a 3-0 lead were two-out RBIs from Danny Mendick (one-run single) and Charlie Tilson (two-run double). Unfortunately, those were the only runs scored by Chicago, in a 7-3 loss to the Arizona Diamonbacks at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick. Carlos Rodón started and set down six of the first seven Diamondbacks through a smooth-groove first two frames. Alex Avila led off the third inning with a solo homer,...
Mar 18, 2019
2019 South Side Sox Prospect Vote: Round 33

2019 South Side Sox Prospect Vote: Round 33

The No. 32 man is a righty rookie with a promising future on the big club in 2019, Ryan Burr. Now, who is the 33rd-best prospect in the White Sox system? Continuing forward, by utter and popular demand, it’s the South Side Sox Prospect Vote! (Not to worry, those murdered by the tediousness of, you know, spending some time thinking about second-tier prospects vs. hand-wringing over another 100 losses for the big club, the vote stops at 50. Take a deep breath ...) We started this out trying to get as many names as possible on the ballot, but that only worked for about a dozen rounds before...
Mar 17, 2019
Gamethread: White Sox at Diamondbacks

Gamethread: White Sox at Diamondbacks

Rodón & Co. take on split-squad Arizona in the second-to-last Sunday Cactus game Sorry, quickie gamethread today. The White Sox run out a crazy-ass lineup: Today's #SoxSpringTraining starters!⏰: 3:10 p.m. CT : @WGNRadio #CWSHomeOpener: https://t.co/LnCdoNB6Rk pic.twitter.com/snMMRgcFwH— Chicago White Sox (@whitesox) March 17, 2019 And the D-backs, with a split-squad lineup: Splitting the squad today. The home #DbacksSpring lineup:Flores | 2BMarte | CF@escobarmaracay | 3B#FreightTrain | LF@SouzaJr | RF@JakeLamb18 | 1B@NickAhmed13 | SSAlex Avila | CGreinke | P...
Mar 17, 2019
Luck of the Irish to ya!

Luck of the Irish to ya!

And don’t you know, fella, the White Sox can use all the luck they can get The White Sox have had plenty of Irish heritage players through the years, from battery mates Jimmy Callahan (a true star) and Billy Sullivan (ditto, for his defense) in 1901 to team leader Jose O’Breu today, but we’ve never had an actual Irish-born one. But that may not be a bad thing — except for the luck part. According to Baseball Almanac, 44 Irish-born players have made it to the majors, but the only one since World War II is Belfast-born P.J. Conlon, who had an 8.22 ERA in three appearances for the New...
Mar 17, 2019
Dodgers snip Sox in 2-0 pitchers’ duel

Dodgers snip Sox in 2-0 pitchers’ duel

OK, so the starters went just a combined 7 1⁄3 innings, but when there are two runs on a combined nine hits in the game, what else you gonna call it? Saturday’s game featured just nine combined hits, two runs, three errors and 16 baserunners, yet still managed to tip the scales past three hours in length. Smack dab in the dog days of spring training, you might begin to understand why beat writers start to turn the daily grind of games into a bit of a death march. Still beats being at home and in the snow, though. The Chicago White Sox were on the hind end of a 2-0 shutout at the hands...
Mar 16, 2019
2019 South Side Sox Prospect Vote: Round 32

2019 South Side Sox Prospect Vote: Round 32

Amado Nuñez breaks the starting pitcher spell, winning our No. 31 spot. Now, who is the 32nd-best prospect in the White Sox system? Continuing forward, by utter and popular demand, it’s the South Side Sox Prospect Vote! (Not to worry, those murdered by the tediousness of, you know, spending some time thinking about second-tier prospects vs. hand-wringing over another 100 losses for the big club, the vote stops at 50. Take a deep breath ...) We started this out trying to get as many names as possible on the ballot, but that only worked for about a dozen rounds before the results started...
Mar 16, 2019
Gamethread: Dodgers at White Sox

Gamethread: Dodgers at White Sox

Baseball fever hits on March 16, with an Opening Day lineup at a sold-out Camelback Ranch Back-to-back sellouts at Camelback Ranch, baby! We’ll look down at our shoes uncomfortably when asked whether it’s actually the visiting teams driving the sellouts, however. For the White Sox, it’s pretty much the Opening Day lineup: Today's #SoxSpringTraining starters!⏰: 3:05 p.m. CT : @NBCSChicago pic.twitter.com/AK8nDBQvZL— Chicago White Sox (@whitesox) March 16, 2019 And for Los Doyers: Today’s #DodgersST lineup at White Sox: Pederson LFPollock CF Bellinger RF Hernández 2B...
Mar 15, 2019
March reruns: Big bats, pitching splats in White Sox 11-9 loss to Cubs

March reruns: Big bats, pitching splats in White Sox 11-9 loss to Cubs

Moncada, Rivera, Pantera and Mendick lead a young guns offensive assault on the northsiders That the Chicago White Sox were only slightly more dreadful than their crosstown rivals in Friday’s 11-9 descent into madness provides little recompense. After all, it was a game that, at least from the pitching end, would have been better suited for February play, not a tuneup 10 days from Opening Day. Lucas Giolito started and, as is his spring wont, came away positive with his effort. He was particularly pleased with the feel of his curve, some “10 times” better than it was a year ago, per...
Mar 15, 2019
2019 South Side Sox Prospect Vote: Round 31

2019 South Side Sox Prospect Vote: Round 31

The righties continue their roll, with Jonathan Stiever cracking the Top 30. Now, who is the 31st-best prospect in the White Sox system? Continuing forward, by utter and popular demand, it’s the South Side Sox Prospect Vote! (Not to worry, those murdered by the tediousness of, you know, spending some time thinking about second-tier prospects vs. hand-wringing over another 100 losses for the big club, the vote stops at 50. Take a deep breath ...) We started this out trying to get as many names as possible on the ballot, but that only worked for about a dozen rounds before the results...