| Oct 11, 2012
| 9:58 PM
Mark De Rosa? Kevin Kouzmanoff? Placido Polanco? Scott Rolen?
That’s the bulk of your 2012-13 free agent third basemen, unless you count first baseman Mark Reynolds, the only player to strike out more times in a single season than...
| Jan 23, 2012
| 6:14 PM
Ozzieball was always a misnomer.
Taking their lead from the guy in the manager's office, White Sox marketing types and some of their more casual fans romanticized the Ozzie Guillen era as one of in-your-face baseball — aggressive baserunning,...
| Oct 17, 2012
| 7:09 PM
The White Sox were extremely pleased with the development of their pitching staff in 2012, particularly the rookie relievers who experienced the pressure of a division race.
In fact, general manager Ken Williams resisted any temptation to trade any of...
| Apr 21, 2012
| 6:38 PM
SEATTLE — Catcher A.J. Pierzynski said he was more nervous Saturday than he was during any juncture during the White Sox's 2005 World Series.
"There's no buildup for this," Pierzynski said after retrieving Humber's sharp slider and throwing to...
| Jun 20, 2011
| 10:15 PM
Before the first game of this year’s White Sox-Cubs series, I asked a question that I’d like to revisit now that we have a result.
Who would go crazier: Cubs runners on Gavin Floyd or the flash mob in Carlos Zambrano’s head?
| May 20, 2012
| 2:54 PM
During spring training, Jake Peavy said he wouldn’t try to become a pitcher who relies on guile after surgery robbed him of the power he used to have. Peavy lied, and good for him. He has become as smart as he is good. When he lost the plate in...
| Mar 24, 2011
| 8:55 AM
Talking baseball while saying goodbye to Elizabeth Taylor:
1. There's nothing harder for baseball managers and executives at this time of the year than considering tomorrow as well as today. These guys are held to such a high level of accountability...
| Feb 9, 2011
| 9:09 AM
What is it about baseball that requires/supports such a large minor-league system, compared to the NFL or NBA? Is baseball really that much more difficult to master that it takes years in the minors to improve enough to advance the major-league level? I...
| Apr 17, 2012
| 9:24 PM
CHICAGO – Nolan Reimold admitted his uneasyness in stepping into the leadoff spot in the Orioles batting order – unsure how he’d be able to adapt in an unfamiliar role -- but over the past few games, he certainly seems more than...
| Dec 31, 2011
| 1:16 PM
The Chicago White Sox traded outfielder Carlos Quentin and his potential $8 million salary to the San Diego Padres for a pair of pitching prospects.
The Sox received right-hander Simon Castro and lefty Pedro Hernandez, neither of whom has appeared in the...
| Jan 17, 2012
| 7:54 PM
Not only could he be a valuable replacement now in the White Sox outfield, but Dayan Viciedo could be a valuable recruiter for the future as well.
Viciedo admitted he actively tried to sell highly-sought Cuban outfielders Yoennis Cespedes and Jorge Soler...