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Ranking the Sox by MLB The Show


Ranking the Sox by MLB The Show

According to the video game MLB 12 The Show, here's how White Sox players rate among their teammates, from best to worst:

Paul Konerko
Matt Thornton
Jesse Crain
Chris Sale
Jake Peavy
Gavin Floyd
John Danks
Philip Humber
Alexei Ramirez
Will Ohman
Alex Rios
A.J. Pierzynski
Brent Morel
Gordon Beckham
Addison Reed
Dayan Viciedo
Adam Dunn
Hector Gimenez
Dylan Axelrod
Doug Davis
Alejandro De Aza
Eric Stults
Brian Bruney
Hector Santiago
Eduardo Escobar
Brent Lillibridge
Zach Stewart
Ozzie Martinez
Tyler Flowers
Dallas McPherson

Quick thoughts:

-Brent Lillibridge is hilariously underrated. While he's only had one good year in the majors, he hardly deserves to be rated below Hector Gimenez and Doug Davis.

-The game rates Dayan Viciedo as a better fielder than Alexei Ramirez. Viciedo could be the second-best fielder on the team and he wouldn't be a better defender than Ramirez.

-Jesse Crain is good, but he's not the third-best player on the team.

-Adam Dunn was pretty harshly punished for his 2011, although his ratings aren't outlandish.

-Alejandro De Aza doesn't have much to base a rating off, but he certainly deserves to be higher than Hector Gimenez.

-Seriously, nothing against Hector Gimenez, but he's not better than De AzaLillibridgeTyler Flowers.

Got any other thoughts on the rankings? Air your grievances in the comment.

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.