As of the end of Tuesday, when asked which member of the 2005 World Series you'd most like to see back with the White Sox, 31 percent of responders voted for Aaron Rowand while 29 percent went for Juan Uribe. For the record, Paul Konerko went with Uribe, While Pierzynski mentioned Rowand but went with Neal Cotts or Cliff Politte, who received just 2 and 1 percent of the vote. Jon Garland garnered a solid 17 percent, while "other" -- Jermaine Dye and Scott Podsednik were popular answers -- received 15 percent. Carl Everett got just 2 percent, which seems a little low, though.
Adam Dunn may not be a good bet to hit 30 home runs, but if he has some sort of bounce-back year, he'll still be worth significantly more to the 2012 White Sox than he was to the 2011 team in terms of dollar value.
Chicago Baseball Hot Stove looked at the latest chatter (or non-chatter, at least from Kenny Williams) on Yoenis Cespedes and Jorge Soler -- the latter of which would be a great fit for the White Sox, but may end up with the Cubs.
Miguel Cabrera won't play left field. Nuts.
And at South Side Sox, KenWo recapped SoxFest, while James has a fantastic look back at previous SoxFests for Southside Showdown.
Hub Arkush (Pro Football Weekly/670 The Score) and David Schuster (670 The Score) joined David Kaplan on the SportsTalk Live panel for Thursday's show.
Baseball’s winter meetings are over. Could Rick Hahn have done more this week? Plus which closer will have a better season- current Cubs closer Wade Davis or former Cubs closer Aroldis Chapman?
How much upheaval will there be on the Bears’ coaching staff this offseason? Plus are the Bulls in slump or are we finally seeing the real team show up?
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NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. -- The White Sox have a pair of relievers to dangle and have become increasingly busier with two of three free-agent closers off the board.
Prior to leaving the Winter Meetings on Thursday, White Sox general manager Rick Hahn was asked if a pool of relievers including closer David Robertson and setup man Nate Jones had drawn much interest.
Having already traded Chris Sale and Adam Eaton, it’s believed the White Sox are willing to part with most anyone if the price is right. It sounds as if that possibility has improved after the Yankees’ late night signing of Aroldis Chapman on Wednesday, two days after the San Francisco Giants signed Mark Melancon. With only Kenley Jansen still left in free agency and due a big salary, Robertson, who has two years and $25 million left on his deal, could solve several teams’ relief needs. Jones is also a draw with potentially five years left on his current team-friendly deal, which includes two club options and one mutual option for 2021.
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“We’ve had a lot of interesting conversations on a number of different fronts involving are players,” Hahn said. “And yes, we still have reliever pieces and starting pieces that are appealing to various teams throughout the league. I don’t think anything is going to happen between now and the time I go pick up my bags and head to the airport. But still thoroughly engaged, deeply engaged on a number of different fronts.”
Despite adding five pitchers and two position players through their first two moves, the White Sox still have a long list of desires. That list potentially includes a long-term starting catcher and another big bat among others.