From the weekend:
We'll find out how much momentum Tim Raines has for a Hall of Fame bid today. Chris Jaffe of the Hardball Times says Raines will get 52 percent of the vote, which would be a fairly encouraging number.
Yoenis Cespedes is expected to hit free agency sometime in the near future. The White Sox have been linked to the Cuban phenom, although whether they'll use some of the money they saved in the last few weeks on Cespedes is unknown.
The White Sox will give wounded veterans a chance to attend the team's fantasy camp in Arizona this week. Awesome.
Mark Buehrle won't be able to live in Miami-Dade County thanks to a law that prohibits ownership of pit bulls in the county. Welcome to Miami.
We passed along a couple of notes from Baseball America on the pair of prospects the White Sox acquired from Toronto in the Jason Frasor deal -- the analysis on Myles Jaye has me at least a little bit intrigued.
Alejandro De Aza struggled in the Dominican Winter League regular season, but that's not a development to be too concerned about.
Shel Silverstein was a White Sox fan. That's a neat note from South Side Sox.
Around the division:
Royals second baseman Johnny Giavotella is expected to be 100 percent for spring training following offseason hip surgery. I don't know why, but he seems like someone who's going to be a pest against the White Sox.
Jack Morris isn't a Hall of Famer in my book, so I'm not too broken up about him running out of chances for induction.