It felt inevitable. Turns out, it was inevitable. Nick Madrigal will join the White Sox today, traveling to Kansas City this weekend. Two weeks ago, Madrigal fielded questions about making the team, before he knew he’d start the season in Schaumburg. Now, Nick Madrigal Day has come. Nick Madrigal, via MLB.com “I really do want to be a part of this team from the start. … [Read more...] about White Sox call up Nick Madrigal
2020’s start hasn’t gone the way the White Sox wanted. Through five games against two division rivals, the White Sox are 1-4 losing two games a-piece to the Minnesota Twins and Cleveland Indians. They’ve been outscored 36-23. They just dropped both games of a doubleheader against a team with whom they will battle to earn a playoff spot. White Sox manager Rick Renteria via … [Read more...] about The White Sox need a big-time start from Lucas Giolito vs. Cleveland tonight
Welp, it’s here. We’re doing it. After over 250 days without baseball, the Cubs and White Sox begin their 2020 seasons tonight, against the Brewers and Twins, respectively. 60 games. 66 days. Neither team will travel beyond the Midwest. It’ll be weird, and the validity of this season will be debated for years to come. But few baseball fans can deny their excitement about the … [Read more...] about The state of Chicago baseball
It’s been a while since true, prolonged excitement filled the South Side of Chicago about the White Sox. But two days away from the strangest baseball season one could imagine, the White Sox have ample reason for buzzing about what this season can bring. The Sox aren’t contenders yet, at least not in theory. But the 2020 team has drawn comparisons to the 2015 version of … [Read more...] about What will Luis Robert’s impact be for the 2020 White Sox?
The Cubs infield has been set for the past few years, more or less: Kris Bryant at third, Anthony Rizzo at first, Javier Báez at shortstop and Willson Contreras catching. But the question of who fills the void at second base has lingered since the end of 2018 when Báez became the primary shortstop. For 2020, they appear to be down to two options: Nico Hoerner and Jason … [Read more...] about Looking at what Jason Kipnis and Nico Hoerner bring to the Cubs’ second baseman search