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Punto Signs With Cardinals

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Surprised that nobody posted this yet. Hopefully, he's gone for good. In conclusion, FNPITA.

White Sox pick up Ozzie Guillen's 2012 option

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1st #SoxFest seminar: Ken & Ozzie, State of the #WhiteSox. Breaking news from Ken: "We've picked up Ozzie's (contract) option for 2012."

Winnin' Ugly Uniforms

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The UniWatch Blog has a fantastic write up today about the selection of the 1982 White Sox uniforms, which would become more famous during the White Sox 1983 Division Title year). Some great pictures of what could have been...

White Sox invite 14 players to Spring Training

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The Chicago White Sox have agreed to terms on minor-league contracts with right-handed pitchers Brian Bruney, Jeff Gray, Josh Kinney, Shane Lindsay and Miguel Socolovich, catchers Donny Lucy and Jared Price and infielder Dallas McPherson. All eight players, in addition to six players within the White Sox system, have received non-roster invites to the club's spring training camp in Glendale, Ariz. Right-handed pitchers Kyle Bellamy and Brandon Hynick, left-hander Charlie Leesman, outfielders Jordan Danks and Brandon Short and catcher Josh Phegley all received invites to major-league camp from within the organization. Five of the 14 spring training invitees have major-league experience.

The All-Time African-American Starting Nine

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In honor of Martin Luther King Day, and to honor African American players in the major leagues, I have compiled a nine player lineup of the greatest African American players in baseball history. There were a number of tough decisions in naming the team, and the likes of Ken Griffey Jr, Joe Morgan, and Frank Thomas, among many others didn't make the cut.

Interview and Video: Bobby Jenks Interviewed In Boston

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He takes the high road regarding Oney and touches on the offer to start in Texas.

An interview with Hawk Harrelson - Starring you!

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I'm interviewing Hawkeroo on my WGN radio show Saturday afternoon. Got a question for him? I'll do my best to pass it along. He's on at roughly 3:07 PM CST.

Sox Machine: Soriano deal proves why White Sox, Boras don't mix

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Hell, imagine what Mark Buehrle’s negotiations would have looked like in 2007 if Boras steered him. That contract included less money than he would have received on the open market, and he ended up only getting partial no-trade protection counterbalanced by a poison pill. Soriano’s contract concedes nothing. It’s the kind of contract that only the Yankees and Red Sox could absorb, so they’re better off having him. Nevertheless, the next time you start to consider the White Sox pursuing a marquee Boras client, remember this deal. This is why it never happens.