| Feb 13, 2013
| 4:35 PM
GLENDALE, Ariz. — In one of his first official duties as the White Sox's general manager last October, Rick Hahn offered a one-year extension for the 2015 season to manager Robin Ventura. It was rejected.
That's not to say that there's any...
| Feb 13, 2013
| 5:17 PM
Go ahead, pick an American League East champion.
Lots of people are in love with the Blue Jays, who won the offseason. They probably will be the consensus pick when teams leave Florida. But you wouldn't be nuts to pick the Yankees, Rays or Orioles. You'...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 4:41 PM
There are times when I find some of your observations and statements to be befuddling unless you are trying to protect players so they can be traded.
You recently said Jared Mitchell needs a little more seasoning. He's a great athlete, but if he gets...
| May 26, 2013
| 6:31 PM
Starting pitching is everything, right?
After all, the 10 major league teams that had the lowest starters' earned-run average averaged 91 wins last season. This year, eight of the top 10 teams in ERA are winning almost 60 percent of their games,...
| May 25, 2013
| 3:45 PM
Tom Koehler felt fortunate to avoid injury when a line drive back to the mound Friday drilled him in the back beneath the right shoulder blade.
The Marlins right-hander went on to complete six innings, matching his career high, in a no-decision...
| May 18, 2013
| 5:15 PM
Alberto Callaspo drove in five runs, highlighting a five-run seventh inning with a three-run home run, and Mark Trumbo had a solo homer, a run-scoring double and three runs scored Saturday in the Angels' wild 12-9 victory over the Chicago White Sox at...
| Dec 26, 2012
| 8:34 PM
Like the White Sox, the Rangers don't know who is going to catch for them beyond next year. But having recently gone through a transition featuring Gerald Laird, Jarrod Saltalamacchia, Matt Treanor and Taylor Teagarden, they aren't turning over the...
| Apr 30, 2013
| 9:03 AM
Talking baseball while hoping Kirk Hinrich gets well soon:
1. At some point every July, I make this point: The odds are always with the teams selling talent at the trade deadline, not the ones giving up prospects to try to meet short-term opportunities....
| May 2, 2013
| 6:22 PM
Chicago now has digested a month of uninspiring baseball on both sides of town. The reaction has me puzzled.
"It's going to be a long summer," seems to be the most common response from fans and the media.
No, it isn't. The Cubs and White Sox are on...
| Apr 17, 2013
| 7:17 AM
Talking baseball while wondering if the Blackhawks can sell out Soldier Field.
1. Don Cooper will be the happiest man at U.S. Cellular on Friday, when he’s officially back to work after a bout with diverticulitis.
In one more cruel twist, however,...
| Apr 24, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Talking baseball while wondering if Tom Thibodeau can make Deron Williams’ homecoming unpleasant:
1. When Robin Ventura introduced it in spring training, I loved the White Sox’s realigned batting order, with the 3-4-5 combination of Alex...