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Word on the Street: Blackhawks have a set roster

Word on the Street: Blackhawks have a set roster

Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011
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Blackhawks' roster is set

Chicago Blackhawks' roster for the start of the regular season is at 23. Brandon Saad has been signed to a three year entry level contract. It turns out Patrick Sharp will be able to play in the opener after his recovery from his emergency appendectomy surgery. Dave Bolland and Ben Smith could also play. (CSN Chicago)

Deng's face on British pound

Bulls Luol Deng's face has been placed on a five pound complementary currency in Brixton, England. Deng got the pleasure of being on a British pound because he grew up in Brixton and that is one of the ways they celebrate famous people from their area. He played for the Brixton Topcats as a teenager and he said that marked the beginning of his career. (ProBasketball Talk) NBA's first arguments scheduled for Nov. 2

Back in August the NBA owners sued the players union. The players union filed a motion to dismiss the lawsuit. There will be an oral argument to dismiss on the motion on Nov. 2. Note that Nov. 2 is the say after the NBA regular season is supposed to start.(ProBasketball Talk)

Mirotic is excited for potential Bulls position

Nikola Mirotic was the first round pick in this year's NBA draft. Mirotic said the only reason why he stayed in the draft this year was because of the chance to be drafted by the Bulls. His buyout was a rough 2 million Euros. Mirotic said he wants to eventually play in the NBA. (CSN Chicago)

Tinoisamoa is working out Wednesday

Former Bears linebacker Pisa Tinoisamoa had major knee construction after the 2010 season,which is a total of three surgeries on his right knee. Tinoisamoa is supposed to workout with the Bears on Wednesday. The Bears need more depth with linebackers. Right now they have five on a 53-man roster. Brian Urlacher and Lance Briggs have been in favor of Tinoisamoa in the past. (Chicago Tribune)

Brenly, potential for Cubs managing job?

The Cubs haven't officially dismissed Mike Quade and aren't actively looking for a new manager but Cubs TV color analyst Bob Brenly said, "I guess my attitude is I'm not hiding, they know where to find me. If they feel that I'm the guy for the job I would love to interview . . ." Brenly says he has no insight on Cubs' search for manager or general manager. (Chicago Tribune)

SportsTalk Live Podcast: What should be the plan to call up the White Sox prospects?

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SportsTalk Live Podcast: What should be the plan to call up the White Sox prospects?

SportsTalk Live is on location for White Sox Authentic Fan Night. Phil Rogers (MLB Network), Mark Carman (WGN Radio), David DeJesus and Ozzie Guillen join Kap to talk about Manny Machado Mania, Anthony Rizzo’s struggles and the White Sox plans for calling up their best prospects. 

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

White Sox add Alex Presley at Triple-A, another veteran outfielder who could factor into 2018 plans for banged-up outfield

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White Sox add Alex Presley at Triple-A, another veteran outfielder who could factor into 2018 plans for banged-up outfield

Not long after the White Sox brought Michael Saunders into the organization, another outfielder with major league experience is joining Triple-A Charlotte.

Alex Presley — a 32-year-old who played 71 games last season for the Detroit Tigers and has also spent time with the Pittsburgh Pirates, Minnesota Twins, Houston Astros and Milwaukee Brewers — is the latest addition to the Knights’ outfield. He’s a guy who could potentially be used to help the White Sox outfield, which has seen two Opening Day players go on the disabled list for extended periods of time.

Avisail Garcia is in his fifth week on the DL while dealing with a Grade 2 hamstring strain. Nicky Delmonico is expected to miss the next four to six weeks while recovering from a broken bone in his hand. The White Sox might feel that the collection of Adam Engel, Trayce Thompson, Leury Garcia and Daniel Palka might be enough to get them through those injuries. But the results have not been great from that group. Engel and Thompson are both hitting under .200, while Leury Garcia and Palka have on-base percentages just above .300.

Presley, like Saunders, could be an option for a midseason promotion should he hit well in the minors. He hit .314 with a .354 on-base percentage in those 71 games with the Tigers last season. This year, he was playing in the Baltimore Orioles’ organization, where he hit .275 with a .347 on-base percentage in 26 games.

It’s possible we won’t see either veteran outfielder on the South Side this season (though having Presley here for Elvis Night would be pretty excellent), but it gives the White Sox options should the lack of production from their current crop of outfielders and the injuries to Avisail Garcia and Delmonico keep them out longer.

It’s also quite possible that none of the names mentioned to this point will have a role to play in this team’s long-term future, not an outlandish thought considering Eloy Jimenez, Luis Robert, Micker Adolfo, Blake Rutherford and Luis Alexander Basabe are all still developing in the minor leagues.