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Peavy: "Absolutely nothing with my body is hurting me"

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Peavy: "Absolutely nothing with my body is hurting me"

Jake Peavy allowed three runs on four hits with two strikeouts and no walks in his two innings of work against Milwaukee on Wednesday. That's not a big deal, since the starter said after the game all he was doing was working on command of his fastball, so the Brewers were able to tee off on a few of them.

But the real story, at least for Peavy, is that he's feeling fine after his start. Check out his comments below:

That's certainly good news, even if it's only following two innings. Peavy's health will be monitored as closely as anyone this year, and any sign of trouble will be cause for concern. Unfortunately, that's the state of Jake Peavy right now, as Chicago Tribune Live explained:

Peavy will turn 31 in late May. That's not too late for a renaissance, but his window is closing fast. He hasn't made 30 or more starts in a season since winning the Cy Young in 2007 and hasn't made 20 or more since 2008. His high-water mark for innings pitched since coming to the Sox is 111 23, with that coming last year. And his ERA with the Sox is 4.49, although he's shown more flashes of brilliance than that number would indicate.

Peavy's 2012 season is not only important to the White Sox -- losing him to an injury would test the organization's starting pitching depth -- but it's also incredibly important to the rest of his career. The Sox aren't likely to pick up his option for 2013 and will probably buy him out for 4 million after the season is over.

A good, injury-free 2012 could land Peavy a nice multi-year deal. But another injury-riddled campaign will almost certainly mean he'll have to take a one-year deal and once again have to prove himself.

If Peavy's healthy, success will come. But that's a big if given the last few years.

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

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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

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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.