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South Side Sox 6 hours ago
The drive to win the big one

The drive to win the big one

Famous Cubs fan. Otherwise, a good guy. | Photo by David Livingston/ Why should Broadway get all the Tony Awards? The method Master comedian Bob Newhart has one egregious character flaw. Born in Oak Park 91 years ago, Newhart deviated from his father’s intelligent position as a White Sox fan and somehow fell to the depths of Cub fannery. Because he has led an otherwise exemplary life, many would forgive this foible, but those of us who are strong Sox fans will always look at him somewhat askance. Newhart is brought into play for this piece because between his time as an accountant and...
Will James McCann return? What’s next for potential backups Zack Collins, Yermin Mercedes and Seby Zavala? 4 questions about Chicago White Sox catchers heading into 2021.

Will James McCann return? What’s next for potential backups Zack Collins, Yermin Mercedes and Seby Zavala? 4 questions about Chicago White Sox catchers heading into 2021.

James McCann will be a coveted catcher on the free-agent market after another solid season with the Chicago White Sox. Where will he land in 2021?
South Side Sox 17 hours ago
South Side Sox Reacts: We’re behind the Rays!

South Side Sox Reacts: We’re behind the Rays!

Tyler Glasnow #20 of the Tampa Bay Rays warms up prior to the third inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 1 of the 2020 MLB World Series at Globe Life Park on Oct. 20, 2020 in Arlington, Texas. | Photo by Ronald Martinez/ No surprise, they’re the team we WANT to see win, and we THINK will win Welcome to SB Nation Reacts, a survey of fans across MLB. Each week, we send out questions to the most plugged in White Sox fans, and fans across the country. Sign up here to join Reacts. The Tampa Bay Rays may not have the biggest national following, but right now they are the most...
Column: Is Tony La Russa too old? Would the young Chicago White Sox — and their big personalities — be given freedom by a 76-year-old manager?

Column: Is Tony La Russa too old? Would the young Chicago White Sox — and their big personalities — be given freedom by a 76-year-old manager?

How old is too old? Has the game passed Tony La Russa by? Can young players relate to a 76-year-old manager? And does it really matter as long as they win? All valid questions as the Chicago White Sox search for their new manager.
South Side Sox Oct 20, 2020
SSS Podcast 9: Early offseason thoughts

SSS Podcast 9: Early offseason thoughts

Scott Reichard and Brett Ballantini take a look at the manager search and offseason needs In his South Side Sox debut, classical guitarist (aka GuitarSox) and White Sox writer Scott Reichard hops on the podcast to talk about the highlights of 2020, and what the White Sox need to do — in the manager’s chair and with the roster — to get deeper into the postseason in 2021. If A.J. Hinch is the top choice for the club, how do we rationalize appointing someone somewhat tainted to the big chair on the South Side? Scott finds a way, in fairly compelling fashion. This is the first podcast...
Will closer Alex Colome return — and who replaces him if he leaves? 4 questions about the Chicago White Sox bullpen heading into 2021.

Will closer Alex Colome return — and who replaces him if he leaves? 4 questions about the Chicago White Sox bullpen heading into 2021.

Alex Colome converted 12 of 13 save chances in the regular season for the Chicago White Sox but is set to become a free agent. Will he return? And if not, who is in line to take over the duties?
White Sox's Yoan Moncada

White Sox's Yoan Moncada

Photos of White Sox infielder Yoan Moncada.
South Side Sox Oct 19, 2020
Rick Hahn’s June wins

Rick Hahn’s June wins

Aaron Bummer #39 of the Chicago White Sox pitches against the Oakland Athletics during the third inning of Game 3 of the American League Wild Card Round at RingCentral Coliseum on Oct. 1, 2020 in Oakland. | Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/ Looking past draft failures at some of the actual successes For the last 20 years, the White Sox have been something of a laughingstock in terms of drafting. Sure, Ken Williams had Chris Sale and Rick Hahn has Tim Anderson on his ledger, but the consistent failure to get anything meaningful out of their drafts contributed to rosters full of...
What role will Michael Kopech play? Who are some possible free-agent options? 4 questions about the Chicago White Sox rotation heading into 2021.

What role will Michael Kopech play? Who are some possible free-agent options? 4 questions about the Chicago White Sox rotation heading into 2021.

The Chicago White Sox added Dallas Keuchel and Gio Gonzalez via free agency last winter. Will they look to the market to add to their rotation again this offseason?
South Side Sox Oct 18, 2020
Fictional managers better suited for the White Sox job than Tony La Russa

Fictional managers better suited for the White Sox job than Tony La Russa

Leading the New York Knights to the pennant in 1939, Pop Fisher was just 50 years old — 26 years younger than Tony La Russa is today. We submit five Hollywood standouts into the interview pool Given the preposterousness of the Bob Nightengale-fueled Tony La Russa rumors placing the ex-Sox skipper at the forefront of this offseason’s managerial search, our writer Leonard Gore made a suggestion in our perpetual staff meeting: I highly suggest an article: “Fictional Managers better suited for Sox Manager than Tony La Russa”. No sooner had suggestions came flooding in and Tommy...
South Side Sox Oct 18, 2020
Year of the Hamster’s Offseason Plan

Year of the Hamster’s Offseason Plan

Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Marshall Kasowski (87) throws a pitch during a summer workout in preparation for a shortened MLB season during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on July 8, 2020 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles. | Photo by Brian Rothmuller/Icon Sportswire via The pitching strategy may be more exciting than the offseason acquisitions! Trying to be realistic about this offseason is a challenge. There’s an urge to “go for it” although the White Sox, for a variety of reasons both legit and not, probably won’t. You won’t see big money thrown at George Springer or...
Column: The White Sox must find the perfect fit for their next manager — no decision in the Jerry Reinsdorf era is more important

Column: The White Sox must find the perfect fit for their next manager — no decision in the Jerry Reinsdorf era is more important

After making only two playoff appearances since winning the 2005 World Series, the Chicago White Sox must find the perfect fit for their next manager. With an outrageously talented core and strong farm system, no decision in the Jerry Reinsdorf era is more important.
South Side Sox Oct 17, 2020
South Side Sox Reacts: Who are we rooting for?

South Side Sox Reacts: Who are we rooting for?

Yoshitomo Tsutsugo #25 of the Tampa Bay Rays hits a single against the Houston Astros during the ninth inning in Game 6 of the ALCS at PETCO Park on Oct. 16, 2020 in San Diego. | Photo by Ezra Shaw/ The Rays rule among all our rooters Welcome to SB Nation Reacts, a survey of fans across MLB. Each week, we send out questions to the most plugged in White Sox fans, and fans across the country. Sign up here to join Reacts. The Tampa Bay Rays are the most popular team in the country. Whether it’s because Rays fever is sweeping the nation or they are playing the most despised team in...
Looking back at Tony La Russa’s stint as Chicago White Sox manager: ‘I have this fire that burns inside me, and it tells me I want to win any way I can.’

Looking back at Tony La Russa’s stint as Chicago White Sox manager: ‘I have this fire that burns inside me, and it tells me I want to win any way I can.’

Tony La Russa had a 522-510 record as manager of the Chicago White Sox from 1979-86 and led them to the 1983 American League West title. He reportedly is a candidate for the team's managerial opening. Here's a timeline of his years managing the Sox.

White Sox Player News

  • 1 James McCann

    James McCann

    Will James McCann return? What’s next for potential backups Zack Collins, Yermin Mercedes and Seby Zavala? 4 questions about Chicago White Sox catchers heading into 2021.

  • 1 Zack Collins

    Zack Collins

    Will James McCann return? What’s next for potential backups Zack Collins, Yermin Mercedes and Seby Zavala? 4 questions about Chicago White Sox catchers heading into 2021.

  • Lucas Giolito

    Lucas Giolito

    Analysis of the 2020 White Sox season: Even with a late fade, the franchise turned a corner in its rebuild

  • Eloy Jimenez

    Eloy Jimenez

    3 things we learned from Chicago White Sox GM Rick Hahn, including injury updates on Garrett Crochet and Eloy Jimenez and what’s next for top prospect Andrew Vaughn

  • Dallas Keuchel

    Dallas Keuchel

    What role will Michael Kopech play? Who are some possible free-agent options? 4 questions about the Chicago White Sox rotation heading into 2021.

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