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Matt Thornton

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  • Mark Gonzales' White Sox mailbag

    Mark Gonzales' White Sox mailbag
    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...
  • Thornton becomes the Welcome Matt thanks to 'Pierror' and Guillen

    Blame everybody. Just spread it around like fertilizer after the White Sox choked another home win Monday night. Blame the manager. Ozzie Guillen removed Mark Buehrle from his best start of the season: eight innings of two-hit ball on 99 pitches in a 1-0...
  • Solving Ozzie's closer problem (I'm a pleaser, not a teaser)

    Solving Ozzie's closer problem (I'm a pleaser, not a teaser)
    Chris Sale? Next. Jesse Crain? Not so fast. Matt Thornton? Kill me now. “I don’t have any closer,’’ White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen said after his latest three stoogies nyuk-nyuk-nyukked a three-run lead over Oakland into an...
  • Guillen says Sox have A.L.'s best bullpen

    Guillen says Sox have A.L.'s best bullpen
    White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen said Friday that he was "tired of the soap opera" surrounding the daily travails of his bullpen and that "whoever is there in the ninth inning" will be the closer. Guillen also tried to build the confidence of his...
  • The Sox are done, so Williams had better get started

    It doesn’t do any good to fire Ozzie Guillen. It doesn’t do any good because he’s not to blame. The White Sox players are. Blame them. Trade them. This Sox season is o-vuh. Sox management shoved “All In,’’...
  • White Sox beat Detroit 5-2 in home opener

    White Sox beat Detroit 5-2 in home opener
    Paul Konerko acknowledged Friday that the Detroit Tigers are the team to beat in the American League Central, and Miguel Cabrera apparently thought the Sox were pulling out all the stops to slow them down. Before Cabrera's first at-bat, he pointed out...
  • For starters, Peavy can't think about relieving

    For starters, Peavy can't think about relieving
    Thanks for the offer, Jake. Now shut up and make a rehab start in the minors. Jake Peavy told White Sox pitching coach Don Cooper he would pitch out of the bullpen. Heck, Peavy told anybody and everybody he would pitch out of the bullpen. Understand,...
  • The more saves for Santos, the more what-ifs for the Sox

    The more saves for Santos, the more what-ifs for the Sox
    Sergio Santos came on to get a four-out save against the Cubs on Tuesday night, and you couldn’t help but play what-if. The save was Santos’ 13th in 15 tries. He faced the 4-5-6-7 hitters and struck out three of them. And you couldn’t...
  • Sox could use some relief after wild loss

    Sox could use some relief after wild loss
    In the end, Sunday's scheduled starter Philip Humber was warming up, ready to pitch the 15th inning if needed. Yes, it was that kind of night for the Chicago White Sox. Humber wasn’t needed because four unearned runs, caused by a throwing error by...
  • Many worthy, but few chosen

    Matt Thornton provided the model. Gavin Floyd reaffirmed it, reaching his potential for the White Sox after frustrating the Phillies. General manager Ken Williams had those success stories, and others, in mind when he read scouting reports from one of...
  • Isn't it time someone important became alarmed over Cubs' arm injuries?

    Isn't it time someone important became alarmed over Cubs' arm injuries?
    It wasn’t that Carlos Marmol threw a wild pitch to lose Monday’s game inWashington. It wasn’t that Marmol had no idea there was a runner on base and did nothing to stop Jayson Werth from stealing third to set up the aggravating ending....