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Robin Ventura

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  • Predicting the known unknowns of 2015

    Predicting the known unknowns of 2015
    I was diagnosed with a cataract in 2014, which perhaps explains the cloudy vision of the future I exhibited a year ago in this space when readers and I attempted to predict the news of the next 12 months. My forecast was that the stock market would be...
  • Both Cubs and White Sox enjoy basking in offseason spotlight

    Both Cubs and White Sox enjoy basking in offseason spotlight
    Late Tribune sports columnist Steve Daley once wrote "Baseball has no offseason in Chicago. Interest only starts to wane when the teams start to play their games." We do spend an inordinate amount of time discussing baseball in the winter, perhaps to...
  • Melky Cabrera latest to cash in on White Sox's spending spree

    Melky Cabrera latest to cash in on White Sox's spending spree
    The "juicer" label is probably never going to completely disappear, but new White Sox outfielder Melky Cabrera has a chance to rewrite the narrative of his career. Cabrera won't be the first former suspended PED user to wear a Sox uniform —...
  • White Sox continue spending spree, agree to deal with Melky Cabrera

    White Sox continue spending spree, agree to deal with Melky Cabrera
    The Chicago White Sox's stealth pursuit of free agent Melky Cabrera paid off late Saturday when the former Blue Jays outfielder agreed to a three-year deal. MLB.com confirmed the 30-year-old Cabrera agreed to a deal worth an estimated $42 million to 43....
  • White Sox still have holes to fill after flurry of offseason moves

    White Sox still have holes to fill after flurry of offseason moves
    If the major question surrounding the White Sox this offseason was whether they planned to be competitive in 2015, they answered it in a matter of hours Monday night when they traded for starting pitcher Jeff Samardzija and signed closer David Robertson....
  • Joe Maddon and Robin Ventura pursue same goal with distinctive styles

    Joe Maddon and Robin Ventura pursue same goal with distinctive styles
    When Joe Maddon came to U.S. Cellular Field with the Rays last April, White Sox manager Robin Ventura sent over a bottle of California pinot noir to welcome him to Chicago. Little did anyone know that six months later Maddon would be coming here to stay...
  • Closer David Robertson high risk, high reward for White Sox

    SAN DIEGO — General manager Rick Hahn said White Sox executives engaged in a lengthy debate about the route they should follow to improve their situation at closer in 2015. Should they continue their recent trend of trying to develop a closer in...
  • White Sox rotation suddenly a whole lot stronger

    White Sox rotation suddenly a whole lot stronger
    SAN DIEGO — The White Sox made a statement at the winter meetings with the acquisition of Jeff Samardzija and the deal with free agent closer David Robertson, showing they're ready again to play meaningful games in September. This apparently is...
  • White Sox hopeful they can extend Jeff Samardzija's stay beyond 1-year

    White Sox hopeful they can extend Jeff Samardzija's stay beyond 1-year
    SAN DIEGO — Right-hander Jeff Samardzija joined the White Sox on Tuesday as a one-year rental, a starting pitcher eligible for free agency after the 2015 season. In sending four players to the Athletics to obtain Samardzija, general manager Rick...
  • White Sox Land Yankees Closer David Robertson, Also Add Jeff Samardzija

    Chicago White Sox general manager Rick Hahn was focused on pitching, and landed two of the top arms on the market late Monday night, acquiring right-hander Jeff Samardzija from the Oakland Athletics and signing Yankees free agent closer David Robertson....
  • Adam LaRoche had fond memories of time in White Sox clubhouse long ago

    Adam LaRoche had fond memories of time in White Sox clubhouse long ago
    The lesson in the White Sox's signing of Adam LaRoche is simple: Be nice to teenagers. Someday they just may return the favor. White Sox manager Robin Ventura discovered that last week when LaRoche agreed to become his new designated hitter, more than...