From the weekend:
First things first, Dan Hayes joined the CSN Chicago White Sox coverage team as our new White Sox Insider. And he picked a pretty good weekend to join us, because...
The White Sox got their third baseman. Kevin Youkilis is coming to the Sox in exchange for Brent Lillibridge and Zach Stewart, netting the White Sox a significant upgrade at third base even if Youkilis doesn't revert to his pre-2012 form. Chuck Garfien has a good take on it: The deal was a steal for the White Sox.
Most fans agree with Garfien in that the deal was pretty good for the White Sox, although one fan was pretty upset Lillibridge was dealt away. And White Sox players -- even Orlando Hudson -- supported the move:
More Youk reaction: Red Sox players on the deal and Brent Lillibridge on being dealt to Boston.
Shockingly, there was baseball played this weekend, and it went pretty well for the Sox. They dropped Friday's game 1-0 as part of a phenomenal pitcher's duel between Chris Sale and Zack Greinke, but rebounded Saturday with an 8-6 win then pulled out a victory in another great pitcher's duel Sunday.
On Sunday, the White Sox welcomed members of the 1972 team back to Chicago, with Dick Allen discussing the "humbling" experience.
Addison Reed is flourishing as the White Sox closer, and has earned the trust of manager Robin Ventura, reports Hayes. Also, Jake Peavy also is no longer held back by his health.
On Friday, the White Sox made a flurry of roster moves: the pain become unbearable for Philip Humber, who was placed on the disabled list, and Jordan Danks won a spot for the time being on the as Kosuke Fukudome was designated for assignment.
Around the division, Cleveland dropped two of three to Houston and was knocked out of first place while Detroit also fell twice in three games to Pittsburgh.