White Sox morning roundup

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White Sox morning roundup

From yesterday:

Robin Ventura won't alter the Sox rotation after Tuesday's game was snowed out in Cleveland. That means Philip Humber will have his season debut pushed back to Monday against Baltimore.

The Sox added some organizational depth, acquiring infielder Jose Castro from Cincinnati and assigning him to Triple-A Charlotte. Not much else to see here -- Ozzie Martinez should have the inside track if the Sox are in need of a reserve infielder from the minors.

As Friday's home opener draws near, the White Sox showed off a few new additions to the ballpark experience -- including a hot dog with pastrami bacon that's incredibly good and a giant caricature of Bill Melton.

Ozzie Guillen dominated headlines not only across baseball but also in national news, as the former Sox manager received a five-game suspension for his comments about Fidel Castro. Guillen's former White Sox players and teammates -- including Cuban native Alexei Ramirez -- came to his defense. But the fact that Guillen made similar comments about Castro in 2008 has me skeptical.

Jim has a good breakdown of Chris Sale's start, James looks at Gordon Beckham being inserted in the leadoff spot and Fornelli has an enjoyable satire of the Guillen situation.

Around the division: Cleveland finalized the terms of their contract extension with Carlos Santana, Detroit played through snow and beat Tampa Bay 5-2, Kansas City one-hit Oakland in a rain-shortened 3-0 win and Nick Nelson says the Twins' biggest weaknesses haven't been tested in their miserable start to the season.

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

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Tim Raines shares thank you message after being elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

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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.