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White Sox morning roundup

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White Sox morning roundup

From yesterday:

It's the first spring training report of the year! Chuck Garfien filed from Glendale looking at the beginning of Robin Ventura's managerial journey.

Tony Andracki and I debuted our first All-Chicago decade team looking at 2000-2011. This'll be a feature that runs every Wednesday, so check back next week for the All-Chicago team from the 1990s.

Ryan McGuffey weighed in with his look at five burning questions that the Sox need to answer, including a look at how the Sox will attempt to replace Mark Buehrle.

Matt Thornton looks like the favorite to take over the ninth inning role in place of Sergio Santos, although Addison Reed can begin to build his case to be next in line this spring.

Jesse Crain made a noble effort to discuss the Tigers in a way that's optimistic for the White Sox, but it's hard to see Prince Fielder not being a significant offensive upgrade over Victor Martinez this season.

The Indians, who agreed to a minor-league contract with Jon Garland last week, pulled the deal off the table after Garland didn't take a physical. The former White Sox starter is now back on the market, rehabbing his surgically-repaired shoulder.

And finally, James has some thoughts about spring training being sort-of here while Jerod Morris offers up seven reasons to be optimistic about the White Sox.

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.