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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.

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.

White Sox Talk Podcast: White Sox fans take over

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White Sox Talk Podcast: White Sox fans take over

To celebrate the 1-year anniversary of the podcast we opened the show up to our listeners to ask all the questions and choose all the topics in this All-Request White Sox Talk Podcast.

We hit a wide variety of topics ranging from possible White Sox trades, Tim Anderson's future, Rick Hahn's best and worst deals, making Carlos Rodon a reliever and many more. Every fan who had his/her question randomly selected wins a prize: everything from a Frank Thomas rookie baseball card to a Hawk Harrelson Alarm Clock.

Listen to the full episode in the embedded player below: