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Before they went upscale at Target Field, the word that best described the Twins varied according to whether they made the playoffs. They were efficient in the good years, cheap in the other ones. The cost of everything has soared post-Metrodome,...
Tags: Derek Jeter, Denard Span, Sports, Joe Benson, Josh Beckett
It's never easy for Jerry Reinsdorf and the White Sox, but year after year they find ways to stretch the payroll and keep things interesting. That sweetheart stadium deal certainly helps. So does the Comcast SportsNet Chicago deal. But at the end of...
Talking baseball while hoping Kirk Hinrich gets well soon: 1. At some point every July, I make this point: The odds are always with the teams selling talent at the trade deadline, not the ones giving up prospects to try to meet short-term opportunities....
You have to hand it to Kenny Williams. While the White Sox general manager didn't land Zack Greinke, like the Angels' Jerry DiPoto, who did, he has found ways to improve on the fly. Williams filled major holes when he traded for Kevin Youkilis and Brett...
Tags: Don Cooper, Target Field, Pedro Hernandez, Sports, Robin Ventura
Down 2-0 to the Rays in the eighth inning Wednesday, the Rangers got runners to second and third with one out. Right-hander Joel Peralta was on the mound, and the Rangers had switch-hitter Lance Berkman and the left-handed-hitting A.J. Pierzynski on the...
Barring some miraculous turn of events this weekend, these are our final chances to reflect on the improbable 2012 White Sox. Much of the audience already has headed for the exits, so I'm going to roll closing credits now and avoid an empty theater next...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — With midseason approaching last year, the White Sox traded for Kevin Youkilis. They hadn't had a backup plan when Brent Morel flamed out early and were lucky to grab a card as strong as Youkilis in the discard pile from the Red...
KISSIMMEE, Fla. – Philip Humber knows perfection eludes him, as it does everyone. Humber has been starting his days in Florida by pulling out his Kindle, burying his head in his locker and reading "The Cure,'' by John S. Lynch. It's a novel...
Jose Quintana does not tiptoe into a room. He opens the door and waltzes right in, sometimes to stick around, sometimes to be promptly escorted out. It's a direct approach, one built around challenging hitters with strikes, and the White Sox prefer it to...
Talking baseball while hoping Alshon Jeffery learns to use his size: 1. Yes, the Cubs came close to landing a big fish last week. But now that Anibal Sanchez has re-enlisted with the Tigers, thanks to Mike Ilitch finding a spare $32 million during the...
It's too early to say who will be the first player taken in the 2013 draft — could be University of Florida pitcher Karsten Whitson or another advanced college prospect or a high school stud like Austin Meadows, an outfielder from Georgia, or...
Jerry Reinsdorf's day started so well Tuesday before his team played baseball. In the morning, the White Sox chairman attended a touching dedication of a 40-foot mural at 35th and Federal that pays tribute to the impact black players such as Minnie...
Tags: Chicago Cubs, American League, Sports, Robin Ventura, Baseball
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