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White Sox pitching coach Don Cooper didn't want to reveal the starting pitcher for his team's Cactus League opener against the Dodgers on March 5, let alone the team's Opening Day hurler.
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After a disappointing 2011 season with the Chicago White Sox, Gordon Beckham cleared his head this offseason.
He hit .230 and struck out a career-high 111 times in 150 games last year. The problem wasn't his swing, Beckham said, but his approach.
''I was a little timid,'' he explained. ''It's not how I roll.''
Even his dad noticed he wasn...
White Sox general manager Kenny Williams has developed a penchant over the years for making daring, out-of-nowhere trades. His deal with Kevin Towers to bring in Jake Peavy at the 2009 trade deadline—after Peavy nixed a similar deal that May—epitomized his willingness to leave no stone unturned.
From Chicago’s perspective, the move was risky for several reasons.
After the departures of staff ace Mark Buehrle and manager Ozzie Guillen to the Miami Marlins, there's little doubt that the White Sox are a team in transition. While Buehrle leaving is a big blow, I'm not sold on the idea that Guillen no longer in the south side of Chicago. His constant negativity and public deridings of players had to wear on the collective psyche of the...
Right-hander Jake Peavy was one of baseball's best pitchers with the San Diego Padres between the 2004 and 2008 seasons, but he's been inconsistent and oft-injured since joining the White Sox in '09. The club is hoping he can stay healthy this season.
Being successful without winning. When Paul Konerko espouses such an idea about the 2012 White Sox, you can bet it's steeped in logic and the wisdom gained from a highly accomplished 15-year-career.
Bobby Valentine has made news in Red Sox camp by instituting a new ban on booze in the Boston clubhouse. Another new manager, on the other hand, isn't one for making rules -- except for one big exception. New Miami Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen is one of the bigs' most colorful managers, thanks in large part to his obscenity-spewing mouth. He went off on another rant Tuesday...
Tension between the front office and former manager Ozzie Guillen cost the Chicago White Sox games last season, according to captain Paul Konerko, who said the team was "just giving away games."
Count fellow Cuban émigré Alexei Ramirez among those who look forward to Oakland's Yoenis Cespedes taking to the Major League fields.
Robin Ventura's first address to the full White Sox roster on Tuesday morning earned high marks for its directness, clarity and even its brevity.