White Sox morning roundup

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White Sox morning roundup

From yesterday:

Adam Dunn wants to win AL Comeback Player of the Year, he tells Chuck Garfien. The slugger also opened up about his 2011 struggles in speaking to Garfien.

Tony Andracki and I rolled out our All-Decade Chicago Team of the 1990s, with Chuck and David Kaplan offering up their thoughts on the roster from Arizona. This one appears to be a little less controversial than our last one, although catcher was once again a point of debate. I don't think it will be for the 1980s, though, which we'll do next week.

Dayan Viciedo looks pretty well set to play left field as Monday's spring training opener draws close.

Beyond the team's success, a strong start should push ticket sales in the right direction for the Sox. Luckily, their first 35 games shape up to be among the easiest in the American League.

Good stuff here: The pre-season injury report for the White Sox. Only three guys rate as serious injury risks, although Chris Sale, Dayan Viciedo and Jake Peavy all are extremely important to the success of the 2012 team.

Could the expanded playoff picture affect the White Sox this year? Probably not, although it's good news for the second-place teams in the AL East and West.

We had quick commentary on a pair of Fangraphs posts analyzing Keenyn Walker's skillset and looked at the Sox closer situation from a fantasy perspective.

The White Sox and the University of Illinois announced a partnership -- so if you're an Illini backer, June 1 may be a good date to save.

Around the division: Jim Leyland forgets about the 1997 Marlins, Justin Morneau appears to be fine, George Brett's getting pumped about Kansas City's talent and Shin-Soo Choo is now a trained soldier.

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.