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Word on the Street: Four-man rotation for White Sox?

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Word on the Street: Four-man rotation for White Sox?

Sunday, Feb. 13, 2011
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Early Four-man rotation for Sox?
With Jake Peavy's status still uncertain for the start of the season, White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen doesn't want Chris Sale's role to be undefined. Therefore, the skipper told WSCR-670's Chris Rongey that the Sox might go with a four-man rotation early in 2011, only using the fifth starter on occasion and leaving Sale in the bullpen.

"I look at the roster and the games earlier in the season and how we're going to play it, I look at the fifth starter," Guillen said. "We're going to use the fifth starter maybe one or two outings because of the day off and we can bump people, move people in the rotation." (kffl.com)

Bears losing Mike Tice?

The Tennessee Titans have reportedly expressed interest in hiring Bears offensive line coach Mike Tice to be their offensive coordinator. It's currently unclear how serious their interest is, or whether the Bears would even allow Tice to interview for the job. (profootballtalk.com)

Blackhawks assign Leddy, Taffe to Rockford

With their next game not until Wednesday night vs. Minnesota, the Blackhawks have assigned defenseman Nick Leddy and forward Jeff Taffe back to AHL's Rockford IceHogs.

Leddy will most likely be back with the team for Wednesday's game, as his demotion is more than likely simply a salary cap decision. It is unclear whether Taffe will return, as his status highly depends on the health of Fernando Pisani and Jake Dowell. (chicagoblackhawks.com)

Pujols rejects latest offer from Cardinals

Sources have told USA Today's Bob Nightengale that Albert Pujols has turned down the most recent contract proposal from the St. Louis Cardinals.

Therefore, if Pujols stands by his comments about being unwilling to discuss a contract after reporting to spring training on Wednesday, Feb. 16, he will enter 2011 in the final year of his current deal and will likely become a free agent.

Of course, there are still a couple of days to reach agreement on an extension, but something major would have to change. (hardballtalk.nbcsports.com)

Cubs fans already complaining about Quade

There were plenty of debates over whether or not Mike Quade should have received the Cubs managerial job, now one Cubs fan has compiled a list of 10 people he'd rather have managing on the north side.

While some names are legitimate (Joe Girardi, Bob Brenly), others are purely comical and satirical (Little Big League's Billy Haywood, A League of Their Own's Jimmy Dugan) and makes for an entertaining read. (chicagonow.com)

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.