White Sox morning roundup

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White Sox morning roundup

From yesterday:

Tony Andracki and I rolled out our all-Chicago team of the 1980s, with a pretty good debate over who the center fielder should be.

Jake Peavy says his two-inning, three-run start isn't anything to worry about, plus he's feeling great because he's healthy. But he'll be 31 in May and his window to reverse the trend of the last four years is closing fast.

The White Sox are reportedly kicking the tires on lefty relievers Mike Gonzalez and Arthur Rhodes, which if true is a pretty good sign Matt Thornton will be the team's Opening Day closer.

Robin Ventura's new "Appreciate the Game" commercial, in a word: Awesome.

Chris Sale is a good bet to be better as a starter than as a reliever, at least value-wise. His results will probably be worse, but as long as they're not drastically worse, he'll be a valuable asset to the team.

Around the division: Tigers No. 5 starter candidate Jacob Turner walked four in two innings, Yuniesky Betancourt improved his spring OPS to .333, Michael Brantley had three hits while Jason Kipnis, Shin-Soo Choo and Jack Hannahan homered for Cleveland and Carl Pavano allowed six hits and one run in three innings in a typical Carl Pavano start.

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.