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Contreras, Podsednik Turn Back the Clock

The White Sox split a DH with the Detroit Tigers, and have many decisions on the horizon.

White Sox Flummoxed Against First-Timer, Again

Continuing a theme, the White Sox were unable to hit a first-time pitcher, failing to tally a even a single run for the 7th time this season.

Jose Contreras Is (on his way to) History

The White Sox have lost 8 straight games started by Jose Contreras. They don't know if he'll ever start another one.

Jose Contreras Will Make Next Start

The White Sox kept their rotation intact so that Mark Buehrle will pitch Thursday night agianst Detroit and Jose Contreras will open the Texas series on Friday night. "We talked about [skipping Contreras]," manager Ozzie Guillen said after Wednesday night's game was called nearly 90 minutes after the scheudled start. "We thought about it. We're going to show him another vote of confidence that we believe in him and he can still do it. Hopeuflly he'll notice that. I hope he takes advantage of the sitaution. "I don't want to start moving people around and people miss turns, and all of a sudden have too many days off, too many breaks. Everyone should be the same way, and we'll see what happens."

For What It's Worth

Checking on the progress of Joba Chamberlain and Phil Hughes battling for the 5th starter's spot.

"I get annoyed when people have these question marks about everybody—that makes me say, 'All right, ...

"I get annoyed when people have these question marks about everybody—that makes me say, 'All right, we'll show you,' " Cooper said before conducting a pitching session for youngsters at the Bulls/Sox Academy in Lisle. "Like I said last year, we're going to turn these question marks into exclamation points — somehow."

Cooper: [Starter Candidate 5]!

White Sox to go with four-man rotation: ChiSox.com

Well, not quite. The headline says 4-man rotation, but what it should really say is something like "Sox decide not to press luck, skip sorry ass 5th starter whenever possible." But 4-man rotation is, you know, shorter.

Beckham Signs, Broadway Starts

Joe Cowley twitters a pair of minor notes. First, the Sox have signed their first round pick, Gordon Beckham for a rumored $2.4MM. He'll take BP tonight at USCF. Second, and of greater concern...

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