From the weekend:
Jake Peavy threw five shutout innings and then spoke about how his future could lead him to the bullpen. It'd be an interesting move, especially given how he threw in his only relief appearance of his career last June.
While Peavy righted his spring ship, John Danks wasn't able to turn in his first successful Cactus League start, although he doesn't seem too concerned about it. You shouldn't be, either.
Great stuff from Chris Kamka here: The White Sox had a chance to sign Jackie Robinson five years before he broke the color barrier with the Dodgers. The biggest reason why they didn't? Communism.
The Sox beat the Cubs on Sunday. After the game, Robin Ventura put to rest any speculation that Dayan Viciedo may start 2012 in Triple-A by saying the 23-year-old will be the White Sox starting left fielder on Opening Day.
Dylan Axelrod and Zach Stewart are neck-and-neck in their battle for a bullpen spot, while Hector Santiago and Brian Bruney seem to have the inside track on the other two openings. Who else is involved the battle, and how are they doing?
Gavin Floyd spoke to Chuck Garfien, which led to a discussion of what his expectations going forward may be. Be warned, my loose comparison was Javier Vazquez -- although that isn't meant in a negative way.
Paul Konerko's coming for you, Mike Piazza. And Carlos Quentin is hurt again.
Saturday was St. Patrick's Day, so here's a list of the best pitchers in baseball history to have their name begin with "Mc" -- and surprisingly, Jack McDowell isn't in the top 10.
Around the division: Scary news for Kansas City as Joakim Soria has a sore elbow, Francisco Liriano threw five no-hit innings (brings back bad memories), Jacob Turner is progressing well and Chris Perez is nearing a return.