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White Sox morning roundup

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White Sox morning roundup

From yesterday:

A report has the Blue Jays talking with the White Sox about John Danks andor Carlos Quentin, which would fit with the theme of "the White Sox love to deal with the Blue Jays." The last two trades Kenny Williams has made (involving Sergio Santos and Edwin JacksonMark Teahen) have been with Toronto, so maybe a third is in order in the coming weeks.

If you're looking for some glimmer of hope about Adam Dunn's 2012, consider that he'll play half his games in the best park for home runs in the AL Central.

Ever wonder what three White Sox pitchers have beaned four batters in a single outing? We've got you covered there, along with a note on an outing that, in retrospect, is pretty funny by Damaso Marte in 2005.

James at White Sox Observer offers his take on Frank Thomas' comments on Ryan Braun, while Colin at South Side Sox examines the upshot of the White Sox potential rebuilding efforts.

Around the division:

Kansas City signed Yuniesky Betancourt to a one-year, 2 million deal. It's hilarious from the standpoint of "errors for some, horrible plate discipline for others" but it's actually about in line for what the market should dictate. That being said, Betancourt is not a good player, and it'll be nice for Sox pitchers to face him and Sox hitters to bat balls toward him next year.

Royals Review also looked at the Betancourt signing, noting that it's a sign that Dayton Moore isn't the guy who can put together a 90-win team in Kansas City.

And finally, Michael Cuddyer left Minnesota for Colorado, but did so in pretty classy fashion. Sounds kind of familiar. He'll wear No. 3 with the Rockies to honor the late Harmon Killebrew, which is pretty neat.

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.