White Sox morning roundup

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White Sox morning roundup

From yesterday:

Jake Peavy backed Don Cooper and told the Chicago Tribune that Ozzie Guillen's departure happened at the right time for both sides. Jim at South Side Sox has his take on the situation, noting a pair of hug-it-out tweets from Peavy and Guillen.

Mark Gonzales also looked at the impetus behind the White Sox current rebuilding -- at this point, I'd argue the Sox are not rebuilding, though. Even if they trade Carlos Quentin, it's not rebuilding given how expendable he is. If John Danks or Gavin Floyd are dealt? Then yes, this offseason can be characterized as a rebuilding one.

We looked at another top 10 prospect list, this one with Nestor Molina as the No. 1 youngster in the White Sox farm system.

Upon further review, Paul Konerko's once-thought-to-be-bad hips aren't a problem.

And finally, in our daily trivia we looked at White Sox players who have been caught stealing multiple times in one game. Only one player has been caught three times.

The history of Minnie Minoso:

Jim at South Side Sox has a pair of fantastic posts up looking at Minnie Minoso's style of play and personality, citing archived newspaper articles gleaned from combing the Hall of Fame's archives in Cooperstown. Both are great reads; in the second one, Jim comes to a nice conclusion about why Minoso agreed to play in the 70s and 80s for Bill Veeck.

Around the division:

The Tigers aren't likely to sign Jimmy Rollins, reports Jon Heyman (now of CBS Sports).

Josh Willingham's three-year deal with Minnesota should be officlal soon. Filed under "well worth a read," Parker Hageman of Over the Baggy has an in-depth look at why Willingham's a better fit for the Twins than Michael Cuddyer.

Royals Authority has an extensive look at Salvador Perez, a recent Hawk Harrelson favorite.

Lastly, Indians Prospect Insider looked back at the Robert Alomar-to-the-Mets trade debacle. "Personally, I think we got hosed on that one."

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.