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Bid on White Sox Gift Package to Help Haiti

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Bid on White Sox Gift Package to Help Haiti

Update

Thursday, Jan. 28, 2010
3:24 PM

Thanks to everyone who bid on the gift package! Our winner is Nina Brottman from Arlington Heights had the winning bid of 820. Congrats!

Monday, Jan. 25, 2010
4:52 PM

Over the last 12 days, we have all seen the horrific images coming from Haiti. The numbers are staggering. At least 150,000 people killed. Hundreds of thousands more are homeless.

Since the 7.0 earthquake hit on Jan. 12, incredible organizations like the American Red Cross, the World Food Program, and Partners in Health have been on the front lines providing round-the-clock relief effort.

If youve been asking yourself, What can I do to help? Heres a great opportunity to get involved, and youll get some special White Sox prizes on top of it.

A White Sox bat signed by Ozzie Guillen, Paul Konerko, Bobby Jenks, Alexei Ramirez, Matt Thornton, J.J. Putz, and Mark Kotsay

Two lower level box seats to a White Sox game in 2010

The White Sox 2005 World Series 7-DVD Collection Edition (full broadcasts of all four World Series games, the clinchers against Red Sox and Angels, plus bonus DVD)

A Tommy Bahama Hawaiian Shirt (like Hawk Harrelson wears). Would be great for summeror Halloween.

Weve put the entire package up for bid on Ebay. The minimum bid is 500. All the proceeds will go to the American Red Cross. For the generous winner, we can ship the prizes to you, or you can pick them up at Comcast SportsNet, where I will personally give you a tour of the CSN studios. Maybe we can kick David Kaplan out of the chair that day, and you can host Chicago Tribune Live. Well, maybe not.

The auction closes on Thursday, Jan. 28 at 3:23 p.m.

Good luck!

White Sox Talk Podcast: Class A manager Justin Jirschele, youngest manager in professional baseball

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White Sox Talk Podcast: Class A manager Justin Jirschele, youngest manager in professional baseball

27-year-old Justin Jirschele made quite an impression in his first season as manager of the White Sox Class-A affiliate in Kannapolis. He helped lead the Intimidators to the South Atlantic League championship, and was named White Sox Minor League Coach of the Year. Jirschele came on the podcast to speak with Chuck Garfien about how he went from playing minor league baseball with the White Sox to coaching in their system. He talks about how growing up with a dad who was coaching minor league baseball helped mold him as a manager who is wise beyond his years. Jirschele also gives a report on some of the top White Sox prospects he managed last season such as Jake Burger, Alec Hansen, Dane Dunning and Miker Adolfo.

After baseball punishes Braves, one ranker says White Sox have game's best farm system

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USA TODAY

After baseball punishes Braves, one ranker says White Sox have game's best farm system

The White Sox farm system is baseball's best, according to one of the people making those rankings.

In the wake of Major League Baseball's punishment of the Atlanta Braves for breaking rules regarding the signing of international players — which included the removal of 12 illegally signed prospects from the Braves' organization — MLB.com's Jim Callis tweeted out his updated top 10, and the White Sox are back in first place.

Now obviously there are circumstances that weakened the Braves' system, allowing the White Sox to look stronger by comparison. But this is still an impressive thing considering that three of the White Sox highest-rated prospects from the past year are now full-time big leaguers.

Yoan Moncada used to be baseball's No. 1 prospect, and pitchers Lucas Giolito and Reynaldo Lopez weren't too far behind. That trio helped bolster the highly ranked White Sox system. Without them, despite plenty of other highly touted prospects, common sense would say that the White Sox would slide down the rankings.

But the White Sox still being capable of having baseball's top-ranked system is a testament to the organizational depth Rick Hahn has built in such a short period of time.

While prospect rankings are sure to be refreshed throughout the offseason, here's how MLB Pipeline's rankings look right now in regards to the White Sox:

4. Eloy Jimenez
9. Michael Kopech
22. Luis Robert
39. Blake Rutherford
57. Dylan Cease
90. Alec Hansen