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White Sox Road Ahead: Headed to Beantown with momentum

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White Sox Road Ahead: Headed to Beantown with momentum

The White Sox moved out of the American League Central cellar this weekend by sweeping the Indians on the road. CSN's Chuck Garfien and Bill Melton discuss how the South Siders can keep this momentum going and find a way to perhaps make Wild Card moves in the White Sox Road Ahead, sponsored by Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana Honda Dealers.

Just when it appeared the White Sox were regressing to the mean, losing six of seven and falling eight games below .500, they go and complete a four-game sweep this weekend in Cleveland. Now Robin Ventura's group is sitting at 46-50 and just 5.0 games out of the second Wild Card spot. Granted, there are five teams ahead of them after the Astros and Twins (current Wild Card leaders) and with four games coming up in Boston Bill Melton believes they likely will be sellers at the deadline.

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But if the White Sox do stand a fighting chance, it'll be because of their starting rotation. That rotation hasn't issued a walk in five straight starts, which hasn't been done by a White Sox staff since 1972.

"I know (pitching coach) Don Cooper hates walks. If anything he can't stand walks, whether it's out of the bullpen or on the mound," Melton said. "He's got to be feeling really good because whatever corrections he's made, again it's competition, it's five starters competing against each other. Everybody wants to outdo the other guy. I think that helps a lot."

See what else Chuck and Bill had to say in the video above.

Jose Abreu has already begun mentoring Luis Robert

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Jose Abreu has already begun mentoring Luis Robert

As the White Sox have added young Cuban stars in the making in Yoan Moncada and Luis Robert, Jose Abreu's long-term role on the team has shifted.

The 31-year-old first baseman has been looked at as something of a mentor for the two young Cubans. He seems to be delivering on that so far.

Abreu picked up Moncada from the airport when he first was called up to the White Sox last July. Now he's helping Robert in the batting cage.

The Cuban trio is expected to play a big part of the White Sox future in the coming years. 

Robert has already stated his goal of making it to the majors this year to join Abreu and Moncada, but that may be an overly ambitious goal. Either way, plenty of eyes will be on him throughout 2018 as he marches towards the White Sox roster and his Cuban teammates.

White Sox Talk Podcast: Meet the real Tim Anderson

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White Sox Talk Podcast: Meet the real Tim Anderson

On the latest White Sox Talk Podcast, Tim Anderson opens up about his struggles in 2017 and why he wants White Sox fans "to know the real me."

Anderson dives into his personal tragedy from last season when his best friend was murdered in Alabama. 

He talks with Chuck Garfien about the dark days that happened, how counseling helped him, his new leadership role in 2018, if he'll draw more walks this season, "bringing swag to the South Side" with Yoan Moncada and much more.

Listen to the full White Sox Talk Podcast right here: