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Even with a tremendous Spring Training showing, right-hander Nestor Molina doesn't figure into the immediate plans for the White Sox this season. Molina was the key piece for the South Siders in the offseason deal with Toronto involving Sergio Santos.

White Sox 2B Beckham ready to 'let loose' in 2012

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...

The BP First Take: Monday, February 27 by Daniel Rathman

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. Then...

Konerko accepts, embraces White Sox direction

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.

Ozzie Guillen Uses Some Colorful Language to Explain His One Rule Regarding National Anthem

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...

Konerko: Distractions cost White Sox games

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."

White Sox upbeat after Konerko's comments

After looking for the right words in assessing Paul Konerko's comments, Gordon Beckham came up with his own winning take on the matter.

Few early hints on rotation lineup

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.

Alexei excited to see Cespedes in action

Count fellow Cuban émigré Alexei Ramirez among those who look forward to Oakland's Yoenis Cespedes taking to the Major League fields.

Ventura's speech impresses his squad

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.
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