be a man and tell the manager or the coaching staff how u feel or the organization when u were with the sox not when u leave
Could be a snag in Konerko talks. Source said that so far Konerko's camp is adamant about $15 m per. That would crush the payroll for relief. Sox need him to take a deal at about the $12 to $13 million range. He made $12 last year, so pay cut is not an option.
RHP Anthony Carter, SS Eduardo Escobar and RHP Nate Jones added to #WhiteSox 40-Man Roster.
Alexei Ramirez didn’t leave the awards season empty-handed. He might have been snubbed in the Gold Glove voting, but he came away with his first Silver Slugger Award on Thursday.
But with the good news came the somewhat bad news I’d forgotten about — it gives Ramirez another reason to opt out of the $1.1 million he’s set to earn in 2011, and enter arbitration instead. The Sox can then exercise a club option for $2.75 million.
"I asked him directly: Did he want to be here? Did he want to be the manager of the Chicago White Sox? He said 'Absolutely. That's all I've ever wanted,'" said Williams of his talk with Guillen. "He said he never asked for an extension. The timing of something wasn't commensurate with if he were to go down that road.
"He did want to know what his status was and I told him directly. I hope I never have another manager, at least while I'm sitting in this chair, I hope I never have another manager of the Chicago White Sox other than him."
The White Sox picked up Edwin Jackson from the Diamondbacks for Dan Hudson and David Holmberg. Jackson has a great arm but is a mediocre pitcher at this point. I like Dan Hudson a lot, and frankly his chance to pitch well down the stretch is just as good as Jackson's, if not better. Holmberg is a decent Grade C+ pitching prospect. I don't like this trade from the White Sox perspective at all. There are rumors that Jackson was supposed to be flipped to another team but it didn't happen, so as it stands I think this is a bad trade for Chicago.
Oz on Swish HR celeb: "That's the way he is. Good for him, enjoy it. I wish he could do it for me, he was a very horseshit player for me.''