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White Sox morning roundup

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White Sox morning roundup

From yesterday:

With a value of 600 million -- up 14 percent from last year -- the White Sox are among the top 10 most valuable franchises in baseball, according to Forbes.

Terry Doyle was acquired from Minnesota after the Sox lost him to the Twins in December's Rule 5 Draft. He'll start 2012 at Triple-A Charlotte.

A bunch of hitters had big days against, of all people, Felix Hernandez. Alexei Ramirez, Brent Lillibridge and Kosuke Fukudome led a 13-run offensive attack.

Kenny Williams admitted Dayan Viciedo -- who missed Wednesday's game after having a tooth pulled -- is "uncomfortable" in left field, but he's hopeful the 23-year-old will acclimate himself to the position.

Jesse Crain's still dealing with an oblique injury. Something to worry about?

We rolled out our All-Chicago team for 1960-1969. In short, that was a hell of a decade for White Sox pitching.

Good stuff from South Side Sox: Jim takes a few national reports on Robin Ventura and tries to piece together the origins of the team's decision to hire him. And this is from Tuesday, but Fornelli's spring pitcher power poll has Hector Santiago, Brian Bruney and Dylan Axelrod locking down the three currently-open bullpen spots.

Around the division: Former White Sox outfielder Jason Bourgeois (for all of six games in 2008) may wind up as a backup in Kansas City, Greg Holland and Jonathan Broxton are the early replacements for Joakim Soria, Twins Daily's Nick Nelson analyzes Minnesota's center field situation, Chris Perez looks like he'll be with Cleveland on Opening Day and Tigers fifth starter candidate Andy Oliver was lit up by the Twins.

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.