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Where the White Sox stand at the break

Well here we are at the All-Star break and while they may not have taken the most traditional route to get there, the White Sox are about where I thought they would be. At present, they sit two games over the .500 mark at 45-43.  They came up one win short of the benchmark I set for them a few weeks ago of hitting the break at 46-42 by losing two of three at home to the lowly Braves to stumble into the brea ...

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White Sox continue to struggle against AL Central

It should go without saying that if you want to win, or even compete within your division, you need to beat your division opponents.  Sure you can break even against the division and beat up on the other teams in your league and do well in interleague play, but beating your division rivals is really the key to being a factor in the race. This is something the White Sox have failed at over the last several y ...

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For the White Sox, it’s now or never

This is it for the Chicago White Sox. I know it’s not even the last week of June but there is no way to avoid it.  They have already given back all the wiggle room they banked at the start of the season with a tremendously bad 10-26 stretch heading into this week’s series in Boston. They have until the All-Star break to prove to their front office, their fans, and to themselves that they will be a factor fo ...

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Tim Anderson already having an impact on Chicago White Sox

Tim Anderson has been a bright spot in a dark season for the White Sox So far, Tim Anderson has not disappointed White Sox fans and the organization. Anderson has been nothing but a breath of fresh air to the South Siders, who have endured a 10-23 skid over their last 33 games after starting out 23-10. After getting his feet wet in the 9 hole in his opening series against the Kansas City Royals, Anderson ha ...

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Chicago White Sox draft breakdown

The MLB draft held its first two rounds on Thursday night and the White Sox had three picks in the top 49, including two in the first round. The Sox first pick was at number 10 overall, their third straight year with a top-10 pick.  After taking college pitchers the last two seasons in Carlos Rodon and Carson Fulmer, the Sox went college bat this year with Zack Collins from Miami (FL).  Collins is a 6-foot, ...

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Tim Anderson called up to White Sox

A new era is underway on the South Side of Chicago. The Chicago White Sox have called up top prospect, Tim Anderson, from Triple A Charlotte and have designated Jimmy Rollins for assignment. Barstool Sports Chicago's White Sox Dave first broke the story: https://twitter.com/barstoolWSD/status/741273605355474944 Rollins' career is likely done in baseball as the White Sox signed him to a minor league-deal ear ...

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The White Sox are making a few moves

The White Sox announced a variety of moves this afternoon, none of them earth-shattering, but notable none the less. The first move was that Mat Latos was designated for assignment. Latos was 6-2 with a 4.62 ERA in 11 starts for the Sox.  But after starting out 4-0 with a 0.74 ERA in his first four games, he was 2-2 with a 7.25 ERA over his last seven games.  Much like Danks earlier in the season, the White ...

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What the James Shields trade means for the White Sox

The White Sox made their first big move of the 2016 season, acquiring veteran pitcher James Shields from the San Diego Padres.  In addition to bolstering their starting rotation, the move also announces the Sox commitment to compete for the division throughout the season. Shields is a 34-year-old right-hander, who signed with the Padres before last season after spending his entire career in the American Lea ...

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White Sox have reached breaking point with Robin Ventura

Is it time for Robin Ventura to go? Some times you reach a point where things are just not working.  The White Sox are at that point now with Robin Ventura. I have never been a big fan of Ventura as a manager.  When the decision to hire Robin was made my initial reaction was total shock bordering on confusion, but also quite intrigued to see another of my favorite players from when I grew up back in the Sox ...

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Blame spread all around in Chicago White Sox current slump

The Chicago White Sox are officially in a slump. Over the last 15 games the Sox have seen their lead in the American League Central shrink from six games down to just a half game lead over the Cleveland Indians.  They have gone 4-11 over that stretch, including going 2-5 against division rivals Kansas City and Cleveland. At the start of this bad stretch the White Sox were 13 games over .500, they are now si ...

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