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Ranking the Sox by MLB The Show

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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.

SportsTalk Live Podcast: Rick Hahn gives an update on the state of the White Sox rebuild

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SportsTalk Live Podcast: Rick Hahn gives an update on the state of the White Sox rebuild

In this episode of the SportsTalk Live Podcast, Danny Parkins (670 The Score), Chris Bleck (ESPN 1000) and Scott King (WGN Radio) join David Kaplan on the panel.

Ryan Pace’s offseason begins. Josh Sitton and Jerrell Freeman are gone, but what will he do with Kyle Fuller?

Plus, Rick Hahn joins Kap from Glendale, Ariz., to discuss the state of the White Sox rebuild, how tough it is to keep their best prospects in the minors and why Jose Abreu is so important for his young team?

Listen to the full episode at this link or in the embedded player below:

White Sox Talk Podcast on The Three Amigos: Jimenez, Robert and Adolfo

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White Sox Talk Podcast on The Three Amigos: Jimenez, Robert and Adolfo

The White Sox three outfield prospects are creating a lot of buzz at spring training.

On this edition of the podcast, Micker Adolfo tells Chuck Garfien about a conversation they all had about one day becoming the starting outfield for the White Sox. Adolfo talks about his longtime friendship with Eloy Jimenez, his impressions of Luis Robert, Luis Basabe and the White Sox future.

But first, it's a conversation with MLB.com's Jesse Sanchez who has great insight on many of the White Sox players: Jimenez, Robert, Yoan Moncada and Jose Abreu. He tells an amazing story about why Jimenez decided to sign with the Cubs when he was a teenager, how much Abreu is revered in Cuba and much more.

Listen to the full episode at this link (iOS users can go here) or in the embedded player below. Subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts.