| Jul 3, 2011
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...
| Jul 5, 2011
| 6:57 AM
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....
| Jul 7, 2011
| 12:58 PM
The first of a four-game AL Central showdown between the White Sox and Twins on thursday night will find Omar Vizquel starting at third base and Mark Teahen in right field.
Vizquel will bat second in place of Brent Morel and Teahen will bat eighth in...
| May 18, 2012
| 2:16 PM
Yes, there also was a baseball game Friday. Amid all the hoopla of the NATO visit, rumors of President Obama visiting Wrigley Field and Kerry Wood picking this weekend to retire, the City Series finally got to take center stage.
The Cubs and White Sox...
| Jun 3, 2012
| 10:39 AM
White Sox Chris Sale was named American League pitcher of the month for May, just one month after teammate Jake Peavy won it.
Sale was 4-1 with a league-leading 1.71 earned-run average and a third-best opponents batting average of .181.
| Jun 7, 2012
| 8:59 AM
Don’t look now, but first place could become second place for the White Sox by Thursday night.
They have lost the first two games of their home series to the vexing, dastardly Blue Jays, who seem to beat the Sox as regularly as the Indians seem...
| Jun 18, 2012
| 6:21 AM
There was no reason to mess with success.
But Robin Ventura did.
There was no reason to changes pitchers.
But Robin Ventura did.
There was no reason to lift rookie Jose Quintana after he threw a shockingly efficient 77 pitches in eight shutout...
| Jun 20, 2012
| 8:25 PM
The Cubs will leave town and then figure to call up Anthony Rizzo, and that’s the right order.
The headache-inducing rules regarding free agency forced the Cubs to wait until a certain number of days had expired during the season. Don’t ask....
| Jun 22, 2012
| 2:39 PM
The White Sox Friday placed pitcher Philip Humber on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to June 17, with a right elbow strain and brought up Brian Bruney from AAA Charlotte.
Dylan Axelrod, called up WQedbesday to replace Zach Stewart, will start in...
| Jun 25, 2012
| 7:53 AM
Ken Williams was smiling Sunday afternoon. The White Sox general manager seemed revved up, if not totally revived, by the Kevin Youkilis trade.
Maybe it was just the idea of making a deal after spending weeks crying poor attendance. Deals, after all, are...
| Jul 3, 2012
| 7:39 AM
Chris Sale was named to the All-Star team.
Sale has been talked about as the American League starter.
Sale should not pick up so much as the rosin bag a week from today in Kansas City.
Sale is important. The All-...