With March Madness canceled and Major League Baseball on an indefinite hiatus, it’s time to try to fill the void by analyzing the 2020 season through a new lens
Has a change in arm swing played a key role in Zack Burdi’s resurgence? He lets us know — and more — in an SSHP exclusive.
Returning from Tommy John surgery, Michael Kopech has a chance to be a real weapon for the Chicago White Sox during the 2020 season.
His time to mash in the Majors has finally come.
Think the Astros cheating scandal is all in the past, or that their pitchers didn’t benefit from the chicanery? Think again.
While much of the roster is pretty well set, the final bullpen spot is up for grabs — and a surprising name holds the inside track to claim it.
A final study of the ALC contenders focuses on the strength of the managers and state of the farm systems.
Pitching advantage, Cleveland — but Minnesota and Chicago are pretty dead even.
In the first of a three-part series leading up to the Cactus League opener, we look at how the Big 3 ALC offenses stack up.
Analysts anticipating a fall from grace from Anderson may be waiting a long time.
Our newest writer takes a look at four overlooked story lines heading into the 2020 White Sox season.
Full of promise and flashing elite skills, the young righty nonetheless disappointed. This dig into the numbers highlights some reasons for optimism with López — and reveals why there’s some fools’ gold in the stats as well.
With a lot of options on the table for the White Sox at second base, it’s a free agent who makes the most sense for now.
Let’s take a look at how Chicago’s lethal 2020 lineups should play out.
It’s a make-or-break season for the erratic Jace Fry.
With all the additions to the 2020 team, Zack Collins makes more sense as the backup catcher than James McCann.
With this week’s scandals in Houston, Boston and New York, it’s time to update the managerial scorecard!
Slow your sad roll, White Sox fans: 2020 was always just going to be an appetizer for 2021.
In a busy week, let’s preview of this week’s arbitration deadline, and review overall White Sox payroll.
With lots of boxes checked this offseason, the bullpen remains an area the White Sox still must fortify.
With the White Sox still looking to add a bat and a relief arm, here are some best bets for both.
With Gio in the fold, the White Sox must be held to their promise to add more premium pitching: Hyun-Jin Ryu, Dallas Keuchel or David Price.
Edwin Encarnación is all about mashing. Think he’d fit in a weak White Sox offense?
With a bullpen in only OK shape, the White Sox will need to examine every avenue to improve for 2020.
Yoshitomo Tsutsugo could supply the White Sox with a reliable, left-handed bat that is well worth the risk.
A plethora of solid options exist for the White Sox this offseason, including blockbuster trades and hefty free-agent signings.
Plan B after Zack Wheeler? The White Sox could do way worse than a Cy Young runner-up who keeps contact on the ground, and soft. It’s time to target Hyun-Jin Ryu.
Of all the surprising names around baseball to be refused contracts on Monday, four names leap out as great solutions to fill out the White Sox roster.
Rick Hahn’s aggressive signing of Yasmani Grandal, along with other smaller moves and an exciting rumor mill, indicate the rebuild is done and the winning begins now.
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.
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.
Yasmani Grandal echoed what we’ve all been saying, for some time now: Why NOT the White Sox?
One way to sass those sluggish “rebuilding” owners and punish teams that aren’t even trying? Relegation!
Tis a folly to non-tender our second sacker, if the best offense truly be a great defense.
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?
The entire class of free agent and trade acquisitions for the White Sox in 2019 contributed just 3.9 bWAR.
No, that is not a typo.
Yoán Moncada is destined to be a star on the South Side for a long, long time.
Photo: Clinton Cole (@CDCole55)/South Side Hit Pen
Not as much to report on the AL manager rumor mill, with just one opening left. But let’s rant about it a bit, anyway.
Joe Girardi can only be hired by one team … we think.
Yoán Moncada and Lucas Giolito are the clear highlights of the next step of the rebuild.
Lucas Giolito through 2018, his 2019 season with the White Sox, and what his future looks like with the team.
If a bat flips and you’re not around, did it make a sound?
Cordero should continue to have a role with the organization moving forward, a role he’s earned. And if a bench-clearing brawl is about to go down, Cordero is one player I would definitely want on my side.
Now is not the time to punt on Eloy Jiménez’s defense. As the former No. 3 overall prospect, Jiménez is vital to what the White Sox are trying to do in the next few years, and improving his defense could go a long way.