White Sox morning roundup

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White Sox morning roundup

From yesterday:

Oney Guillen tweeted that his father could control "ANYBODY" with regard to Carlos Zambrano's move to Miami. But Ozzie Guillen hasn't controlled everybody, be that Nick Swisher, Brian Anderson or even Sean Tracey. All of those guys were eventually forced out. And, if we're going there, if Ozzie could control everybody he probably should've controlled Oney throughout his various twitter diatribes aimed against the organization, Bobby Jenks, etc.

Pat Mooney says the Ozzie-Zambrano union was bound to happen ever since Zambrano quit on the Cubs and Guillen moved on to Miami.

After Zambrano's June 25, 2010 dugout tirade, Guillen followed through with plans to go out to dinner with the suspended Cubs pitcher and told the media he could manage Zambrano.

If you're sick of Ozzie and don't care about Zambrano, the other bit of White Sox-related news we had from Wednesday was that former Sox top prospectthird basemanfirst basemanleft fielder Josh Fields (sidebar: remember when he played left? That was an...adventure) signed a minor-league deal with the Dodgers.

Andy Gray (@SI_Vault) tweeted out a photo of two nuns wearing Royals caps taking in a Kansas City - White Sox game from 1982.

James at White Sox Observer takes a look at valuations of a few former White Sox players, with one final note about Scott Linebrink and the Twins -- a match TwinsCentric's Parker Hageman says makes some sense.

And in inconsequential minor league news, the White Sox signed Corey Smith to a minor-league deal.

Around the division:

I'm not sure how Joe Saunders is in a position to have salary demands outside of the Tigers' price range, but that's what James Schmehl of the Detroit Free Press thinks. His 3.69 ERA last year was a mirage (he's never had a full year in his career with a FIP lower than 4.36), and moving back to the American League, even in a pitcher's park like Detroit, would almost certainly exacerbate a regression. So, in short, hopefully Saunders' price tag isn't out of Detroit's range.

And finally, Francisco Liriano will pitch in the Dominican Winter League, but won't throw more than 20 innings.

Fast Break Morning Update: Tim Raines elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

Fast Break Morning Update: Tim Raines elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

Former White Sox OF Tim Raines elected to National Baseball Hall of Fame

Between Cubs' victory lap and Hall of Fame vote, Sammy Sosa barely staying in the picture

Bulls' continued inconsistencies 'an issue of focus'

Report: Bears set to hire Curtis Modkins as running backs coach

Wrigley Field named one of the happiest places in the world by CNN

Tim Raines shares thank you message after being elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

Bulls Talk Podcast: What went wrong for the Bulls against the Mavericks?

Hawks Talk Podcast: Blackhawks' bottom six steps up in Colorado

Big Ten Talk Podcast: Picking contenders and pretenders in the Big Ten title race

Jerry Reinsdorf, Frank Thomas congratulate Tim Raines on Baseball Hall of Fame election

SportsTalk Live Podcast: Tim Raines elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

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SportsTalk Live Podcast: Tim Raines elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

Hub Arkush (670 The Score/Pro Football Weekly), David Schuster (670 The Score) and Patrick Finley join Kap on the panel.  Tim Raines finally gets the call from the Hall along with Jeff Bagwell and Pudge Rodriguez.  So when will Bonds and Clemens get in?  Why are Sammy Sosa’s vote totals dropping? The guys debate from former Cub David DeJesus joins the panel to talk Hall of Fame and the 2017 Cubs.

The Bulls lose to a bad Mavericks team. When will GarPax blow it up and start over?

Plus the guys discuss whether or not Antonio Brown will distract the Steelers and if the Falcons defense is the x-factor in the NFC title game.