| Oct 7, 2012
| 10:04 PM
Two years ago, the Chicago White Sox were prepared to sign Miguel Olivo to a two-year contract before A.J. Pierzynski struck a last-minute deal that provided the team with one of its best values since the turn of this century.
But there will be no...
| 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...
| Apr 21, 2012
| 7:32 PM
That pitch that got away from A.J. Pierzynski to end Phil Humber's perfect game Saturday? The same pitch that Michael Saunders and John Jaso couldn't lay off earlier in the ninth?
Those were sliders, wicked, wicked sliders.
"Hard, sharp and quick," said...
| May 20, 2012
| 8:48 PM
On the drive to Wrigley Field early Sunday morning, Adam Dunn glanced at Lake Michigan and noticed something he immediately wanted to share with his carpool buddy, Jake Peavy.
" 'Look at that lake, 'Peaves,' '' Dunn told Peavy. "The thing is glass.''...
| Oct 17, 2012
| 6:05 AM
The only question for Alex Rios entering the 2013 season will be: Can he come close to repeating what he achieved in 2012, particularly in an odd-numbered season?
Rios’ performance in 2012 was more than what general manager Ken Williams...
| 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...
| Oct 23, 2012
| 1:58 PM
Ozzie Guillen asked for trouble when he left Jerry Reinsdorf for Jeffrey Loria, and it came along as part of the package with the $10 million deal he signed to manage the Miami Marlins.
Guillen was fired Tuesday with three years remaining on his four-...
| Oct 31, 2012
With a nervous chuckle, the most experienced general manager among Chicago's five major professional sports teams pondered his new distinction.
Promoted by the Bulls in May 2009 two months before the Blackhawks elevated Stan Bowman, Gar Forman became...
| 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...
| Nov 7, 2012
| 8:24 PM
Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette, who engineered one of the best turnarounds in baseball this season by taking the long suffering Orioles to the postseason for the first time in 15 years, was surprisingly shut out in the voting for this...
| Jun 3, 2012
| 7:57 PM
A year ago, some team might have made an offer that rocked Alex Young's world. The Pirates, Nationals or Red Sox, maybe even the Cubs, might have dug deep for the left-hander from Carmel High School.
They still could, of course, but 2012 is definitely...