White Sox morning roundup


White Sox morning roundup

From yesterday:

John Danks allowed three runs in two innings in a 6-2 loss to the Angels. Gordon Beckham did get a pair of hits from the No. 2 spot, though, a day after having two pretty poor at-bats. Fornelli has some good quick hits on Tuesday's action.

Danks, who will almost certainly be the team's opening day starter, tried to explain his rough outing:

In the game, the White Sox shifted their infield for Albert Pujols, which is refreshing to see.

Jesse Crain and Danks also talked about the differences between Robin Ventura and his staff and Ozzie Guillen and his staff -- one of which they didn't mention could be a curbing of intentional walks.

Going back to Monday's spring training opener, Jim ran down some positives and negatives while James offered up some thoughts as well.

Around the division: Rick Porcello says Jose Reyes is "obviously a good hitter," Kevin Slowey had a typical Kevin Slowey outing, Royals prospect Jake Odorizzi was roughed up and former White Sox great Jeff Gray gave up two runs but earned a save for Minnesota.

SportsTalk Live Podcast: Winter meetings trades for Cubs and White Sox


SportsTalk Live Podcast: Winter meetings trades for Cubs and White Sox

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?

Listen to this episode of the SportsTalk Live podcast here:

Rick Hahn: White Sox 'still thoroughly, deeply engaged' in trade talks as meetings close

Rick Hahn: White Sox 'still thoroughly, deeply engaged' in trade talks as meetings close

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.

[SHOP: Gear up, White Sox fans!]

“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.