Oney Guillen tweeted that his father could control "ANYBODY" with regard to Carlos Zambrano's move to Miami. But Ozzie Guillen hasn't controlled everybody, be that Nick Swisher, Brian Anderson or even Sean Tracey. All of those guys were eventually forced out. And, if we're going there, if Ozzie could control everybody he probably should've controlled Oney throughout his various twitter diatribes aimed against the organization, Bobby Jenks, etc.
Pat Mooney says the Ozzie-Zambrano union was bound to happen ever since Zambrano quit on the Cubs and Guillen moved on to Miami.
After Zambrano's June 25, 2010 dugout tirade, Guillen followed through with plans to go out to dinner with the suspended Cubs pitcher and told the media he could manage Zambrano.
If you're sick of Ozzie and don't care about Zambrano, the other bit of White Sox-related news we had from Wednesday was that former Sox top prospectthird basemanfirst basemanleft fielder Josh Fields (sidebar: remember when he played left? That was an...adventure) signed a minor-league deal with the Dodgers.
Andy Gray (@SI_Vault) tweeted out a photo of two nuns wearing Royals caps taking in a Kansas City - White Sox game from 1982.
James at White Sox Observer takes a look at valuations of a few former White Sox players, with one final note about Scott Linebrink and the Twins -- a match TwinsCentric's Parker Hageman says makes some sense.
And in inconsequential minor league news, the White Sox signed Corey Smith to a minor-league deal.
Around the division:
I'm not sure how Joe Saunders is in a position to have salary demands outside of the Tigers' price range, but that's what James Schmehl of the Detroit Free Press thinks. His 3.69 ERA last year was a mirage (he's never had a full year in his career with a FIP lower than 4.36), and moving back to the American League, even in a pitcher's park like Detroit, would almost certainly exacerbate a regression. So, in short, hopefully Saunders' price tag isn't out of Detroit's range.
And finally, Francisco Liriano will pitch in the Dominican Winter League, but won't throw more than 20 innings.