Three more acquisitions mark the day — all of them good ones.
Joel Booker is looking for a bounce-back season that will keep his career on track for the majors.
Two deals highlight this day … and both turned out pretty well for the White Sox.
Is the Yasmani Grandal signing just another carrot — or a promise? In this review of some of the low points of 2019, hope spring eternal.
Many of the players here were either drafted in the later rounds or are considered better suited for utility roles. But perhaps one of the late-round selections, like Cameron Simmons or Jonathan Allen, could surprise in 2020.
Truly one of the White Sox’s (and baseball’s) most unheralded pitchers, the knuckleballing southpaw sat down for a long conversation about his 12-year career on the South Side.
A very busy day in White Sox history, including a career-ending accident and a decade-defining trade.
With two easy guesses and one true curveball, the All-Decade outfield is sort of fun, in a depressing kinda way.
Two key signings, leading to multiple 90-win seasons, highlight the day.
Welcome our newest writer, a White Sox blog vet and dashing center fielder who makes his analysis debut for us today!
With the Hot Stove already broiling on the South Side, it may be time for Rick Hahn to turn back toward last offseason’s near-deal for Dodger Joc Pederson.
Benyamin Bailey leads a promising group of young left fielders in the White Sox system.
A big day for a little rookie … and a big change to the World Champs.
Shortstop is well in hand for the White Sox looking ahead to 2020, but hey, here are four free agent shortstops for you to peruse anyway.
Another rookie win, and a return for a now beloved-pitcher, marks the news of today.
A favorite son took home a big award for the White Sox, 36 years ago.
Yasmani Grandal echoed what we’ve all been saying, for some time now: Why NOT the White Sox?
Locked in: Power-hitting first baseman José Abreu signed a contract that will keep him on the South Side through 2022….
The votes are in! Some were right and some were wrong, but we can all agree that it was not the best decade for the White Sox — and the dreary player selections reflect that.
Coming off of a career-best season and running with swagger to burn, it seems most likely Anderson is the South Side’s starting shortstop for the foreseeable future.
The White Sox got free agency off to a stirring start by snatching No. 1 target Yasmani Grandal.
All three shortstops at the upper levels seem to fit the bill of utilityman profiles, but don’t have the upside of a Lenyn Sosa, Lency Delgado or Yolbert Sánchez.
The roots of the White Sox were forged on this day, long, long ago. Also, a big, moody masher came to town.
In A-ball, Lenyn Sosa is clearly the better of the two prospects, as he’s four years younger than Johan Cruz; he’s also the second-ranked shortstop prospect in the organization (behind only Yolbert Sánchez) according to MLB Pipeline.
A good and a bad day for White Sox acquisitions, as Roland Hemond made a killer trade and Bill Veeck a free-agent flop.
There is a decent degree of upside both offensively and defensively among rookie league shortstops. In fact, the talent level here may actually exceed any at the higher levels, with the possible exception of Lenyn Sosa.
One way to sass those sluggish “rebuilding” owners and punish teams that aren’t even trying? Relegation!
In an exhaustive interview, the Hall of Fame manager looks back at his time with the White Sox … and the one time he was close to returning.
Anthony Rendon is the top of the class, but there are some other solid third sackers available via free agency for 2020.
Time for the fun stuff: An exhaustive look at the best everyday player on the White Sox roster.
We’ve done the best of the best … now it’s time for the worst of the worst. (Hey, it’s Friday, crack a beer and let these go down easy.)
The miraculous Dick Allen was honored as AL MVP, on this day 47 years ago.
With the possible exception of Camilo Quinteiro, these guys appear to be only organizational depth pieces unless they bounce back in a big way in 2020.
Tis a folly to non-tender our second sacker, if the best offense truly be a great defense.
El Capítan is back, ready to supercharge a stronger Chicago offense. (YouTube) Though there were rumored extension talks leading up…
While Yeyson Yrizarri has yet to advance to Birmingham despite spending nearly 2 ½ years with Winston-Salem, Jake Burger hasn’t even participated in game action for two years due to injuries. Both guys are still young enough to attain their high ceilings — but 2020 will be a big year for both.
An exhaustive world tour begins for the South Siders.
Here’s our look at the very best White Sox games of the 2019 season, from STICK TALK to Giolito’s mound mastery, and a whole bunch of fun in-between.
It was not a pretty 10 years for the Chicago White Sox. Can you recall enough South Side standouts to even fill an All-Decade roster?
The money will be spent … so why not start with rising star Zack Wheeler, and add a lefty on the way out of the store?
A team nabbing the top three finishes in the MVP voting? Go-Go Sox!
There is indeed some talent here, though it’s mostly raw. The AZL third basemen appear to be the best of this group.
Goodbye to one of our greatest managers … hello to one of our all-time greats.
This kicks off a mini-burst of bests and blursts this week at South Side Hit Pen. Today, Lenny G gets things going with his highly-entertaining look at his most and least favorite games of 2019.
A massive trade, and two huge, unanimous awards mark the day.
Today, a big win for a World Series champion manager.
With the pickings pretty slim at second, it’s awfully nice that the White Sox seem set at the spot.
The highlight of Jerry Manuel’s five-year run in Chicago came in 2000, with an ultimate award.
As a player who’s actually been in the White Sox organization longer than anyone else, it would be nice to see Sánchez contribute —even if it’s just as a reserve infielder — to a winning team for a change.
Nick Madrigal and Danny Mendick are, by far, the best second basemen in the White Sox system.
Unfortunately, there doesn’t seem to be a lot of long-term talent at Kannapolis and Winston-Salem, so this trio needs to prove some people wrong in 2020.
While there is some decent talent at Great Falls, Arizona and the Dominican, nobody is firmly established enough yet to be a surefire lock for full-season ball in 2020.
A momentous day for Ozzie Guillén, whose World Series hangover cleared just in time to be named White Sox manager.
Notable manager news: one award-winner, one great hire.
A big win for the winningest pitcher of the early 1990s.
It’s a robust field this free agency period — and the White Sox have a need for offense.
Well … we had to come up with something for this day, although if you didn’t know better, this series is … trending downward.