White Sox morning roundup

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White Sox morning roundup

From yesterday:

Jerry Reinsdorf released a statement detailing Ozzie Guillen's departure two games before the end of the 2011 season, saying Guillen "left with our organizations blessing and at my urging." Hopefully, this will keep Guillen from unleashing his wrath via twitter, as he promised over the weekend.

Jake Peavy wrote a blog post for us, and says he's primed for a big year because he hasn't had to worry about any rehab work in the offseason. So that's encouraging.

Chris Sale joined Chicago Tribune Live to discuss his move to the starting rotation, Mark Buehrle's move to Miami, John Danks' contract extension and more.

The White Sox are one of four teams that have shown the "most" interest in 18-year-old Cuban lefty Gerardo Concepcion.

Eighteen players received invites to spring training, including prospects Trayce Thompson and Jake Petricka along with a few potential bullpen candidates headlined by Brian Bruney.

Buddy Bell, Nick Capra and Kirk Champion received promotions in the White Sox player development ranks.

Omar Vizquel inked a minor league contract with Toronto with a spring training invite. If he can play his way on to the roster, he'll probably get some game action as a 45-year-old, which is pretty incredible for a middle infielderthird baseman.

Around the division:

The Tigers are one of three teams leading the chase for Yoenis Cespedes. Signing him would probably be a better move than bringing in Juan Pierre or Johnny Damon, to say the least.

Justin Verlander credited Jose Valverde with his success, which is pretty pointless, because Jose Valverde had nothing to do with his success. And yes, I'm actively ignoring W-L records, because those are pointless.

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.