| Oct 3, 2013
| 2:28 PM
Please, please, please tell me there's a chance the Sox can get rid of Adam Dunn before next year. I can't take another year of watching him strike out. There's a reason that he's never been on a playoff team -- because he's on the team! He may be a...
| Oct 19, 2012
| 4:07 PM
If Kevin Youkilis leaves via free agency, what are the chances the Sox try Dan Johnson at third? He is patient and does have some pop. -- Kent Kimpel, Plymouth, Ind.
I think the chances are slim. I think they should bring him back, but I'm not sure how...
| Aug 17, 2013
| 4:56 PM
Saturday's Alumni Game at Mount St. Joseph marked the celebration of the school's rich baseball heritage. It also marked the end of an era.
Before a crowd of supporters and former players, Gaels coach Dave Norton officially announced his retirement...
| 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...
| May 7, 2013
| 4:16 AM
I was asked before the Orioles left for their 11-game, three-city swing out west what would constitute a successful trip. I said 6-5. Luckily I wasn’t asked to amend it after the Orioles won three of four in Oakland.
They ended up 7-4. And that...
| Apr 14, 2013
| 9:21 AM
It was the spring of Gavin Floyd's senior year, and professional baseball scouts were flocking to his games at Mount St. Joseph High School.
A right-handed pitcher with a blazing fastball and knee-buckling curve, Floyd was considered one of the top...
| Oct 31, 2012
| 7:50 AM
Rick Hahn, executive of the year.
OK, maybe not yet, but the new Chicago White Sox general manager is off to a great start.
Signing Jake Peavy for only two years and a option at the going rate for a top-of-the-rotation pitcher is a great deal for...
| Sep 5, 2012
| 7:03 AM
If you are a White Sox fatalist -- one of the 30,000 or so who were smart enough not to fill the Cell for Tuesday night’s joke against Minnesota -- then you have good reason to warm up the car and close the garage door on this season.
Yeah, the Sox...
| Jun 19, 2012
| 8:28 PM
Cubs starting pitcher Travis Wood wants home plate umpire C.B. Bucknor to know there’s an inside corner.
But the shoelaces were a strike?
Showing great savvy in adjusting to Bucknor’s sometimes incomprehensible strike zone...
| 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?
| Jun 3, 2012
| 4:25 PM
After a 2010 draft class in which the Phillies took pitchers with four of their first five picks, they changed their focus last year (they took four position players) and will continue along that path this year. “Honestly, we’d like......