White Sox morning roundup

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White Sox morning roundup

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.

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.