In the minutes leading up to the Major League Baseball Trade Deadline last Tuesday, the Chicago White Sox sent reliever Keynan Middleton to the New York Yankees.
In what has become a trend for players that have left the White Sox, Middleton did not pull punches, shoutout Tim Anderson, when asked about his former team.
Middleton was asked about his time with the White Sox and spared no details when talking about the dysfunction of his former team with ESPN’s Jesse Rogers.
"“We came in with no rules,” Middleton said. “I don’t know how you police the culture if there are no rules or guidelines to follow because everyone is doing their own thing. Like, how do you say anything about it because there are no rules?“You have rookies sleeping in the bullpen during the game. You have guys missing meetings. You have guys missing PFPs (pitcher fielding practices), and there are no consequences for any of this stuff.”-ESPN"
Another former Chicago White Sox player has blasted the team’s culture.
One would like to think that Middleton’s comments are one-off for the White Sox but it hasn’t been.
Jose Abreu criticized the White Sox organization for not feeling like a family after he departed this past off-season to sign with the Houston Astros. Jake Burger told reporters last week that he was excited to play with a team that has a fight in them and that playing with Marlins was the most fun he’s had on a baseball field in a long time. And, no, Burger was not referring to the type of fight that saw the White Sox shortstop get caught with a two-piece from Jose Ramirez over the weekend.
With each passing day, there is a new story that just highlights how broken the White Sox truly are.
White Sox general manager Rick Hahn will speak with reporters prior to the team’s homestand this week and one word of advice, Rick, this is not happening on Twitter. Hahn’s obsession with Twitter may be what is blinding from the fact that his team is getting clowned on the field regardless of the outcome of games. This is not User5759686 tweeting about the White Sox, these are former players laughing directly in your face.