Found February 23, 2012 on
White Sox manager Robin Ventura may know who his Opening Day starter will be, but he skirted around the issue on Thursday.
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The new manager of the Chicago White Sox didn't curse, rant or make any headlines during his first media session of the spring.
Robin Ventura was calm and cool - in other words, he was no Ozzie Guillen.
The White Sox are opening training camp for the first time since 2004 without Guillen, their former fiery manager now with the Miami Marlins. The change is already noticeable...
Soon after Ozzie Guillen left the White Sox, names started popping up as possible managerial replacements. Nowhere on that list was Robin Ventura. But the only list that really mattered was the one put together by general manager Ken Williams.
Ozzie Guillen has decided he'll manage better at the Miami Marlins' sprawling spring training complex if he's riding a golf cart.
When the Marlins began their first workout Wednesday, the new skipper discovered the team's seven practice fields are a lot of ground to cover. So the former shortstop asked for a cart and monitored drills from behind the wheel.
Throwing the screwball helped Hector Santiago get to the Majors in 2011 after spending parts of five seasons in the White Sox system. So the 24-year-old lefty continued to sharpen that particular pitch while playing winter ball in Puerto Rico this past offseason.
By a simple count of singles, walks, and hit by pitches, Paul Konerko was on first base 192 times last season. He attempted two steals, and got caught once. Obviously, not all of those situations had second open or were otherwise good situations for stealing, but it is fair to say that he had more than two good opportunities. In addition, according to UBR, Konerko was about 10 runs...
Jake Peavy has not been healthy since he arrived on Chicago's South Side, but the right-hander enters Spring Training feeling healthy and expecting to take the ball every fifth day for an entire season.
GLENDALE, Ariz. -- With 19 months removed from a surgery to repair a detached latissimus dorsi muscle near his right throwing shoulder, Chicago White Sox pitcher Jake Peavy has expectations that he hasn't achieved since he won the National League Cy Young Award with San Diego in 2007.
White Sox general manager Ken Williams understands the nature of the business and accepts that he may have to move on if his ballclub, which hasn't reached the playoffs since 2008 and is undergoing some rebuilding, doesn't start winning consistently.
GLENDALE, Ariz. - The Chicago White Sox's 2012 slogan is "Appreciate the Game," which will be gladly received by the players after last year's "All-In'' theme that collapsed during an 83-loss season.
As early as last September, Brent Lillibridge talked to MLB.com about his desire to increase playing time by moving back to the middle infield along with outfield duties. New manager Robin Ventura apparently plans on making that desire happen in 2012.