Tuesday, August 16, 2016

There's No Better Time To Move Carson Fulmer Into The Rotation


UPDATE: Anthony Ranaudo will start on Wednesday.

ORIGINAL STORY: The White Sox will resume their current road trip on Tuesday night in Cleveland, but there's a rather large question mark facing the team during the three game series.

Jose Quintana will start on Tuesday in the first game, and Carlos Rodon will start Thursday in the third game. Who's starting the Wednesday game?

We don't know yet, but it should be Carson Fulmer.

Saturday, August 13, 2016

August May Be The Time To Trade Melky Cabrera


When the trade deadline passed and Zach Duke was the only player the White Sox had sold off their sinking ship it was more than a bit disappointing. Rick Hahn had said just 10 days before that the team was "mired in mediocrity," and mentioned the possibility of a rebuild.

Instead it was more of a garage sale, and a poorly marketed one at that. Whether or not Hahn put up enough signs around the neighborhood, I don't know, but hardly anybody showed up, and Duke was the only thing to go.

Entering August I think the white whale of Sox trades most fans were hunting was moving David Robertson. He's a high-priced closer for a team that truly has no need to allocate such a large portion of its resources to such a player.

There aren't enough ninth inning leads to protect.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Three Reasons The White Sox Should Sign Tim Tebow


In case you haven't heard the news, Tim Tebow wants to give baseball a shot. Yes, that Tim Tebow.

The guy who won a Heisman Trophy and two national titles as a quarterback at Florida. The guy who some Denver Broncos fans were upset to see pushed to the side for some scrub ass bastard named Peyton Manning.

That Tim Tebow.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Predicting The Future Of White Sox Prospects


Charlie Tilson became the latest White Sox call-up to suffer an injury immediately after arriving with the team. He's the fourth player to be hurt either in his first game, or before his first game.

There was Kevan Smith suffering back spasms just before he was scheduled to make his first start with the team. Jason Coats collided with J.B. Shuck in the outfield during his first game, and had to leave early to get stitches in his mouth. Matt Davidson broke his damn foot while making his White Sox debut, and on Tuesday, Tilson strained his hamstring chasing down a ball in the gap.

The White Sox are clearly doomed and cursed, but the question is how doomed and cursed are they?

Monday, August 1, 2016

White Sox Sit Down, Stand Pat


For the second season in a row the trade deadline has come and gone and the White Sox have done nothing. Well, maybe not entirely nothing. They did trade Zach Duke to St. Louis for Charlie Tilson, but that's not quite the deal many Sox fans had been looking for.

At least, not by itself.

Not after Rick Hahn came out and said the franchise was "mired in mediocrity," and even said the ever tempting R-word, when discussing the direction the team would be heading just a few short weeks ago. Immediately trade rumors surfaced involving both Chris Sale and Jose Quintana, with some fans not wanting to see either go (hi), and others seeming so damn desperate for change that they were willing to give up both for pennies on the dollar.

Instead, the White Sox chose to do nothing, and it was frustrating.

It isn't maddening, though.

Sunday, July 31, 2016

What You Need To Know About The Charlie Tilson Trade


The White Sox have made their first selling move of the 2016 MLB trade deadline.

Zach Duke, whom the Sox signed to a three-year, $15 million dollar deal before the 2015 season, and was supposed to be a part of a playoff team -- Melky Cabrera, Jeff Samardzija and David Robertson headlined the 2015 winter, but Duke was considered a key part by the Sox -- has been shipped to the St. Louis Cardinals for outfielder Charlie Tilson.

Who the hell is Charlie Tilson?

We'll get to that soon enough, but here's what Rick Hahn had to say about him in the release.

"Charlie is a left-handed hitting outfielder whose speed and defensive ability enable him to do a number of things well to help his team win ball games," said Hahn. "We have liked him as a player since the Cardinals selected him out of New Trier in the second round in 2011."

Okay, there's that. Now let's get to what you really need to know about this deal.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Mailbag: Where Do The White Sox Stand Heading Into The Deadline?


Back in March I asked followers on Twitter if they'd be interested in a semi-regular mailbag feature here. The results at the time were overwhelmingly "yes we would," so I did a mailbag.

That was in March.

Now, at the end of July, I've decided to do another one. So I guess that when I called it a "semi-regular" feature I meant every four months.

Anyway, with the trade deadline coming up, as well as all the Chris Sale insanity, I just thought now would be a good time to do it again, and considering how many questions were submitted in like 15 minutes, I wasn't wrong.