White Sox morning roundup

White Sox morning roundup
January 16, 2012, 5:42 am
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From the weekend:

Chuck Garfien spoke at length to Jim Thome, who said of Adam Dunn: "the guy might come out this year and hit 60 home runs. Hes got that potential. And one thing I would think, because hes very driven, whenever you challenge an athlete, the good ones rise, and hes very good, so well see. Thome also discussed the difficulties of moving to the DH role and how close he was to retirement, among other topics.

Thome mentioned how he's a similar player compared to Dunn, so we looked at just how similar the two sluggers are.

Sunday was, oddly enough, a big Thome day for us, as we kicked the day off with a post looking at Philadelphia's misguided effort to play Thome at first base four or five times a month this season.

On Saturday, Jake Peavy said he didn't quit on the White Sox last season -- but Ozzie Guillen pretty much did. James, Jim and Tom all offered their takes on the comments. Someday, Guillen will be out of the news in Chicago...

Yoenis Cespedes listed the White Sox as one of six teams that has expressed significant interest in signing him. He should become a free agent relatively soon.

The White Sox are the only team this offseason to not have a player file for arbitration. Interesting.

Around the division:

Minnesota took a flier on Joel Zumaya, signing the oft-injured, flamethrowing former Tigers reliever to a one-year deal worth 800,000. The White Sox have actually hit Zumaya fairly well over his career, for what it's worth.

Michigan played Ohio State in hockey at Progressive Field. It's neat to see a team get some use out of their ballpark in the dead of winter with a hockey game and what looks like a gigantic sledding hill.