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Rodney tops Dunn, Rios for AL Comeback Player of the Year

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Rodney tops Dunn, Rios for AL Comeback Player of the Year

Adam Dunn and Alex Rios' complete resurgence in 2012 following poor 2011 seasons were two of the biggest reasons the White Sox laughed in the face of 90-loss predictions to hold first place in the AL Central for most of the year.

However, neither season was good enough to earn American League Comeback Player of the Year honors, which went to Tampa Bay Rays closer Fernando Rodney.

Below is a quick look at the last two seasons for Dunn, Rios and Rodney. Check it out and leave us a comment with who you believe should have won the award and why.

Adam Dunn:

Season
AVG
HR
RBI
OBP
SLG
OPS
2011
.159
11
42
.292
.277
.569
2012
.204
41
96
.333
.468
.800

Alex Rios:

Season
AVG
HR
RBI
SB
H
2B
3B
SLG
OPS
2011
.227
13
44
11
12222
2
.348
.613
2012
.304
25
91
23
184
37
8
.516
.850

Fernando Rodney:

Season
SV
BS
ERA
WHIP
BAA
K
BB
2011
3
4
4.50
1.69
.224
26
28
2012
48
2
0.60
0.78
.167
76
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Under Center Podcast: What should we make of Kevin White?

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Under Center Podcast: What should we make of Kevin White?

Kevin White had a, well, interesting media session on Wednesday, but was he wrong for how he approached it? Plus, Moon and JJ look at Mike Furrey’s approach to White and how Mitch Trubisky is quickly growing into being a leader barely over a year after being drafted. 

Listen to the full episode at this link or in the embedded player below:

NBC Sports Chicago's 100 Days to Kickoff

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NBC Sports Chicago's 100 Days to Kickoff

NBCSportsChicago.com preps reporter "Edgy" Tim O’Halloran spotlights 100 high school football teams in 100 days. The first 75 team profiles will focus on teams making strides across Chicagoland and elsewhere in the state. Starting July 30, we’ll unveil the @NBCSPrepsTop 25 Power Rankings, leading up to kickoff on Friday, Aug. 24.

In case you missed any of our previews, here is our rundown:

100. De La Salle

99. Crystal Lake South

98. Eisenhower

97. Back of the Yards

96. Jacobs

95. Waubonsie Valley

94. Kaneland

93. West Aurora