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Vizquel won't return in 2012

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Vizquel won't return in 2012

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Omar VizquelNo I won't RT @Kmart0307: @VizquelOmar13 Omar! Are you coming back to the WhiteSox next season?! I think you should!
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With Ozzie Martinez and Eduardo Escobar representing better-fielding, younger, cheaper options as backup infielders, Vizquel doesn't have a place with the 2012 Sox.

Following a marvelous 2010 that saw his OBP jump to .341, Vizquel looked like a 44-year-old in 2011, as his OBP fell to .287. Defensively, Vizquel's arm was weak and he had little range, although he only committed one error (in other words, he served as an example of why fielding percentage is a flawed stat).

It's kind of a shame the White Sox couldn't keep Vizquel until his retirement to try to hire him on as a coach. His last two stops in the majors -- with the Rangers and Sox -- have seen a pair of shortstops join the elite defensive ranks at the position between Elvis Andrus and Alexei Ramirez. That could be just a coincidence, but maybe there was something to Vizquel's vast knowledge of the shortstop position paying off for those players.

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.