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Report: White Sox showing interest in Royals OF Alex Gordon

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Report: White Sox showing interest in Royals OF Alex Gordon

White Sox GM Rick Hahn has refused to tap out of the MLB hot stove just yet.

But will he make another big splash or try to keep the payroll close to where it currently is?

According to Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal, Hahn is still thinking big.

[SHOP: Gear up, White Sox fans!]

Rosenthal reported on Tuesday that the White Sox are among a list of teams that are showing interest in Royals outfielder Alex Gordon. 

Gordon will be 32 at the start of next season and hit .271 with 13 home runs and 48 RBI last year. Gordon missed almost two months of action this year with a groin injury. He's won four Gold Gloves during his nine-year career in Kansas City. 

[RELATED: Hahn says Sox will stay aggressive on multiple fronts]

If the White Sox did go after Gordon, not only would the team have to give up a draft pick but Rosenthal speculates the team would need to move some salary.

White Sox Talk Podcast: What it would take for the White Sox to sign Manny Machado

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White Sox Talk Podcast: What it would take for the White Sox to sign Manny Machado

It might be a long shot for the White Sox to sign free agent Manny Machado, but here on the White Sox Talk Podcast, we like dark horses. Chuck Garfien, Ryan McGuffey and Vinnie Duber discuss what it would take to bring Machado to the South Side. Plus, is he "the" guy the White Sox are targeting this offseason? Will the Rockies listen to trade offers for Nolan Arenado a year before he reaches free agency? Plus, Chuck talks about a cost-controlled, All-Star on a rebuilding team that could be an answer at third base.

Listen to the full podcast here or via the embedded player below:

On this day in 2005: White Sox pitchers put the CG in Chicago

On this day in 2005: White Sox pitchers put the CG in Chicago

Mark Buehrle. Jon Garland. Freddy García. José Contreras.

The 2005 White Sox had four consecutive complete games to finish off the 2005 ALCS — Contreras took his turn in Game 5 against the Angels 13 years ago Tuesday. How special was that run of starting pitching to finish that series? Consider the following six statements:

— No team has had more than two complete games in a single postseason, let alone a postseason series, since.

— There has been a grand total of four complete games in 188 postseason games (through Monday) since the beginning of 2016.

— Those 2005 White Sox remain the only team with four complete games in a single LCS (which went to a best-of-seven format in 1985).

— They are the only team since the 1968 Tigers (in the World Series) with at least four complete games in any postseason series.

— They are the only team since the 1956 Yankees (in the World Series) with at least four consecutive complete games in a series. (The Yankees had five in a row: Games 3 through 7.)

— They are the only team since the 1928 Yankees (in the World Series) with at least four consecutive complete-game wins in a series (Games 1 through 4).

Take a moment to look back and appreciate what Don Cooper’s troops were able to accomplish in that series. The way the game is played nowadays, we will never see it again.