As Chicago White Sox trade rumors become more frequent than talk of LeBron James signing with the Chicago Bulls, it’s time to hand out first quarter grades to the Chicago White Sox. As May draws to a close, the major league baseball season is 25% over. Perhaps these grades will inspire our players to get a passing grade. Maybe they can optimize summer school, … [Read more...] about Chicago White Sox 1st Qtr Report Card: Position Players
By Soxman In a growing tradition through my near daily Twitter rants, I provide a quick glass half full, glass half empty outlook on the Chicago White Sox. As we enter week four of the 2010 season, and a 8-11 record, there’s a glaring opportunity: Glass Half Full: The White Sox are tied for 3rd in the AL Central. Glass Half Empty: The White Sox are also tied … [Read more...] about Jake Peavy’s Peaved and Sox Masher Math
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By Soxman As the White Sox drop two of three to the lowly Royals and lose badly to the Twins, my hands can’t seem to type fast enough in publishing part II of our continuing series “fixing the White Sox” for 2010. In this series, I’ll take stock of the players who will stay (”put ‘em on the board”) or those who need to move on (”He gone”), and look at possible trades, … [Read more...] about Fixing the White Sox Part II, Infield and Catchers
By Paul M. Banks Is it possible that White Sox fans have become entitled? I guess having one of your own as the president might do that to you. But with 3 division titles this decade (not exactly the Yankees or Red Sox by any means, but pretty good within the context of cumulative White Sox history) maybe Sox fans are beginning to have loftier expectations for the Sox Which … [Read more...] about Stop the White Sox are still Alive Nonsense
By Soxman Easy Shoeless Joe Jackson fans, you see the title of this column and possibly fret. But don't worry, Buck Weaver has no reason to turn over in his grave. We are not using the word “fix” as a reference to 1919, unless we are predicting Gordon Beckham’s chances of going 19/19 next year. So before Josie goes on a vacation far away for the winter, we are turning our … [Read more...] about Fixing the White Sox, part 1: The outfield
By: Paul M Banks and Soxman And then there were two. The AL Central pennant race -and I use that term loosely- is heating up as our hometown heroes are the only team left in the AL Central that could conceivably give the Detroit Tigers a run at the division crown. The Sox are currently in a holding pattern just two point five games off the division leading pace. But are they … [Read more...] about Stretch Run Sox Exchange
By Paul M. Banks and David Kay (PMB)What a difference a year makes! Last season around this time, both Chicago teams were in first place and the Crosstown Classic actually came remotely close to living up to the absurd hype that accompanies it each year. It was so important that we actually ran two exchanges for each series, and broke comment records on all of them. (Those … [Read more...] about Cubs-White Sox Exchange: Apathy Reigns!