White Sox

White Sox

From yesterday:

Jake Peavy backed Don Cooper and told the Chicago Tribune that Ozzie Guillen's departure happened at the right time for both sides. Jim at South Side Sox has his take on the situation, noting a pair of hug-it-out tweets from Peavy and Guillen.

Mark Gonzales also looked at the impetus behind the White Sox current rebuilding -- at this point, I'd argue the Sox are not rebuilding, though. Even if they trade Carlos Quentin, it's not rebuilding given how expendable he is. If John Danks or Gavin Floyd are dealt? Then yes, this offseason can be characterized as a rebuilding one.

We looked at another top 10 prospect list, this one with Nestor Molina as the No. 1 youngster in the White Sox farm system.

Upon further review, Paul Konerko's once-thought-to-be-bad hips aren't a problem.

And finally, in our daily trivia we looked at White Sox players who have been caught stealing multiple times in one game. Only one player has been caught three times.

The history of Minnie Minoso:

Jim at South Side Sox has a pair of fantastic posts up looking at Minnie Minoso's style of play and personality, citing archived newspaper articles gleaned from combing the Hall of Fame's archives in Cooperstown. Both are great reads; in the second one, Jim comes to a nice conclusion about why Minoso agreed to play in the 70s and 80s for Bill Veeck.

Around the division:

The Tigers aren't likely to sign Jimmy Rollins, reports Jon Heyman (now of CBS Sports).

 

Josh Willingham's three-year deal with Minnesota should be officlal soon. Filed under "well worth a read," Parker Hageman of Over the Baggy has an in-depth look at why Willingham's a better fit for the Twins than Michael Cuddyer.

Royals Authority has an extensive look at Salvador Perez, a recent Hawk Harrelson favorite.

Lastly, Indians Prospect Insider looked back at the Robert Alomar-to-the-Mets trade debacle. "Personally, I think we got hosed on that one."