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How did Kevin Youkilis get to the White Sox?


How did Kevin Youkilis get to the White Sox?

On Sunday, the White Sox dealt Brent Lillibridge and Zach Stewart to Boston for Kevin Youkilis, ending Youkilis' nine-year run with the Red Sox. While Youkilis spent his entire career with one organization, Lillibridge and Stewart are going to their fourth franchise.

Here's how the White Sox acquired the pieces necessary to obtain Youkilis:

Brent Lillibridge:

To Chicago: Acquired from Atlanta along with Tyler Flowers, Jon Gilmore and Santos Rodriguez for Javier Vazquez and Boone Logan (Dec. 4, 2008)

To Atlanta: Acquired from Pittsburgh along with Mike Gonzalez for Jamie Romak and Adam LaRoche (Jan. 19, 2007)

To Pittsburgh: Drafted in the fourth round of the 2005 MLB Draft

Zach Stewart:

To Chicago: Acquired from Toronto along with Jason Frasor for Edwin Jackson and Mark Teahen (July 27, 2011)

To Toronto: Acquired from Cincinnati along with Edwin Encarnacion and Josh Roenicke for Scott Rolen (July 31, 2009)

To Cincinnati: Drafted in the third round of the 2008 MLB Draft

White Sox Talk Podcast: 'Searching for a safe space in Cubslandia'


White Sox Talk Podcast: 'Searching for a safe space in Cubslandia'

With the Cubs back in the NLCS, White Sox fans have had to deal with another post-season of Cubs this and Cubs that. How does one escape it? Diehard White Sox fan John Kass of the Chicago Tribune comes on the podcast to talk with Chuck Garfien about his recent column entitled "Searching for a safe space in Cubslandia." Kass talks about how he's dealing with the Cubs success and how White Sox fans can find this safe space. He tells the story about taking the White Sox World Series trophy into a Chicago Tribune board meeting in 2005 to rub it in the faces of the Trib's executives who were all Cubs fans.  

Kass talks about how he watches the Cubs in the playoffs, the Chicago media coverage of their playoff run and how Cubs fans will react if they don't repeat as champions. Garfien and Kass also discuss the White Sox rebuild, the Cubs losing in 2003 and why Kass will be calling Cubs Pre and Post host David Kaplan in the middle of the night if and when the Cubs are eliminated.  

White Sox mourn passing of former pitcher Daniel Webb


White Sox mourn passing of former pitcher Daniel Webb

Former White Sox pitcher Daniel Webb died at the age of 28 in an ATV accident on Saturday night, according to Humphreys County Sheriff Chris Davis.

Davis called it a “tragic accident, and we should rally around the family.”

Webb, a Paducah, Ky. native, was with the White Sox from 2013-16 and went 7-5 with a 4.50 ERA.

The White Sox released this statement:

Daniel left many friends within the Chicago White Sox organization, and we are all shocked and stunned by the news of last night's terrible accident. He was a terrific young man with a full life ahead of him. All thoughts and prayers go to his family and friends as they deal with today's tragic news.