In this week’s Saturday Stew, Patrick Flowers takes a look at some early returns and overreactions after the first week of Cactus League games for the White Sox.
“F*** it, we’re the best team in the American League.”
With spring training underway, positional battles and fights for roster spots are at the forefront, but one question is currently at the top of the list. Who will be the opening day DH for the Pale Hose?
Often the subject of scrutiny, Michael Kopech is an example of how we all should take a deeper look at our own mental health during these, particularly trying times.
“As we sit here today, the goal is to win a World Series championship,” Hahn said. “So if we fall short of that, it would be a disappointment.”
Garrett Crochet burst onto the scene like his 100-mile-per-hour fastball in 2020, but what might this season hold for the recent first-rounder?
How do you evaluate a prospect with virtually no minor league experience, and deem him ready for an everyday role at the major league level? That’s the question surrounding Andrew Vaughn in 2021.
“It doesn’t surprise me one bit that he was the number one [White Sox] pick and it doesn’t surprise me that he’s already out there, and it doesn’t surprise me what he’s already doing.”
“Finish in second place every single year because your fans will say ‘Wow, we got a shot. We’re in it!’ But there’s always the carrot left.”
The White Sox have fumbled the right field position for years, but have they finally found their long-term answer?