White Sox morning roundup

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White Sox morning roundup

From yesterday:

A report has the Blue Jays talking with the White Sox about John Danks andor Carlos Quentin, which would fit with the theme of "the White Sox love to deal with the Blue Jays." The last two trades Kenny Williams has made (involving Sergio Santos and Edwin JacksonMark Teahen) have been with Toronto, so maybe a third is in order in the coming weeks.

If you're looking for some glimmer of hope about Adam Dunn's 2012, consider that he'll play half his games in the best park for home runs in the AL Central.

Ever wonder what three White Sox pitchers have beaned four batters in a single outing? We've got you covered there, along with a note on an outing that, in retrospect, is pretty funny by Damaso Marte in 2005.

James at White Sox Observer offers his take on Frank Thomas' comments on Ryan Braun, while Colin at South Side Sox examines the upshot of the White Sox potential rebuilding efforts.

Around the division:

Kansas City signed Yuniesky Betancourt to a one-year, 2 million deal. It's hilarious from the standpoint of "errors for some, horrible plate discipline for others" but it's actually about in line for what the market should dictate. That being said, Betancourt is not a good player, and it'll be nice for Sox pitchers to face him and Sox hitters to bat balls toward him next year.

Royals Review also looked at the Betancourt signing, noting that it's a sign that Dayton Moore isn't the guy who can put together a 90-win team in Kansas City.

And finally, Michael Cuddyer left Minnesota for Colorado, but did so in pretty classy fashion. Sounds kind of familiar. He'll wear No. 3 with the Rockies to honor the late Harmon Killebrew, which is pretty neat.

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.