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Which White Sox will make the cut?

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Which White Sox will make the cut?

NEW YORK --- White Sox manager Robin Ventura thinks several of his players are worthy of a selection when All-Star rosters are announced on Sunday.

Though he knows resting for four days can do players a world of good, Ventura, a two-time All-Star, thinks the reward is worth the extra trip to Kansas City.

First baseman Paul Konerko, catcher A.J. Pierzynski, pitchers Chris Sale and Jake Peavy, and designated hitter Adam Dunn are all worthy of a selection, Ventura said.

There are guys having great years that definitely deserve consideration and could be on there, Ventura said. Every year is different. Guys get left off for one reason or another. We have quite a few guys that could be on there. Again, its a great game. Its a great experience for guys to go. I know a lot of talk about Chris, hes earned it and there are a lot of great things that go with being in an All-Star game, the experience of it and being one of the best in the game. He deserves that. Theyve all done stuff to get us where were at the top of their positions.

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.