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White Sox morning roundup

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White Sox morning roundup

From the weekend:

Jake Peavy threw five shutout innings and then spoke about how his future could lead him to the bullpen. It'd be an interesting move, especially given how he threw in his only relief appearance of his career last June.

While Peavy righted his spring ship, John Danks wasn't able to turn in his first successful Cactus League start, although he doesn't seem too concerned about it. You shouldn't be, either.

Great stuff from Chris Kamka here: The White Sox had a chance to sign Jackie Robinson five years before he broke the color barrier with the Dodgers. The biggest reason why they didn't? Communism.

The Sox beat the Cubs on Sunday. After the game, Robin Ventura put to rest any speculation that Dayan Viciedo may start 2012 in Triple-A by saying the 23-year-old will be the White Sox starting left fielder on Opening Day.

Dylan Axelrod and Zach Stewart are neck-and-neck in their battle for a bullpen spot, while Hector Santiago and Brian Bruney seem to have the inside track on the other two openings. Who else is involved the battle, and how are they doing?

Gavin Floyd spoke to Chuck Garfien, which led to a discussion of what his expectations going forward may be. Be warned, my loose comparison was Javier Vazquez -- although that isn't meant in a negative way.

Paul Konerko's coming for you, Mike Piazza. And Carlos Quentin is hurt again.

Saturday was St. Patrick's Day, so here's a list of the best pitchers in baseball history to have their name begin with "Mc" -- and surprisingly, Jack McDowell isn't in the top 10.

Around the division: Scary news for Kansas City as Joakim Soria has a sore elbow, Francisco Liriano threw five no-hit innings (brings back bad memories), Jacob Turner is progressing well and Chris Perez is nearing a return.

White Sox Talk Podcast: 'Searching for a safe space in Cubslandia'

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White Sox Talk Podcast: 'Searching for a safe space in Cubslandia'

With the Cubs back in the NLCS, White Sox fans have had to deal with another post-season of Cubs this and Cubs that. How does one escape it? Diehard White Sox fan John Kass of the Chicago Tribune comes on the podcast to talk with Chuck Garfien about his recent column entitled "Searching for a safe space in Cubslandia." Kass talks about how he's dealing with the Cubs success and how White Sox fans can find this safe space. He tells the story about taking the White Sox World Series trophy into a Chicago Tribune board meeting in 2005 to rub it in the faces of the Trib's executives who were all Cubs fans.  

Kass talks about how he watches the Cubs in the playoffs, the Chicago media coverage of their playoff run and how Cubs fans will react if they don't repeat as champions. Garfien and Kass also discuss the White Sox rebuild, the Cubs losing in 2003 and why Kass will be calling Cubs Pre and Post host David Kaplan in the middle of the night if and when the Cubs are eliminated.  

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.