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White Sox morning roundup

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White Sox morning roundup

From the weekend:

Good stuff here on the new White Sox marketing slogan.

Former Cubs manager Mike Quade, hypothetically offering advice to Robin Ventura, detailed the importance of relying on one's coaching staff as a first-year manager. Good thing Don Cooper and Harold Baines are still around (in addition to Mark Parent, etc.).

Gerardo Concepcion went to the Cubs, but Jorge Soler and Yoenis Cespedes both remain free agents -- and the Sox still have a chance to sign either of the Cuban outfielders. James thinks Concepcion's contract, though, is reason to believe the Sox won't get involved in a bidding war for SolerCespedes. Fornelli agrees.

As if there was any doubt, Ventura confirmed Paul Konerko will still be the team captain.

Magglio Ordonez is still hanging around, although having to fight your way on to the surely-doomed Oakland Athletics is hardly a glamorous avenue to continuing one's career.

Finally, Jim did some good pitch-fx research regarding Matt Thornton's offspeed pitch.

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.