White Sox morning roundup

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White Sox morning roundup

From the weekend:

As if any chance existed otherwise, Omar Vizquel won't be returning to the White Sox next season. Vizquel made the "announcement" on twitter.

Speaking of which, Jermaine Dye is now part of the wide world of twitter.

If twitter updates aren't your thing, Jon Morosi of FOX Sports sees some action happening this week on the trade front. Some of his predictions for landing spots of White Sox players don't make much sense, though. James at White Sox Observer looked back at Kenny Williams' pre-Christmas dealings and found a few major moves, most notably the John Danks-to-Texas trade of 2006.

Marco Paddy talked to the Chicago Tribune and is excited to have Nestor Molina follow him from Toronto to Chicago.

Jesse Crain has a few areas of concern going into 2012, even though he posted a sub-3.00 ERA in his first year with the Sox last season.

And finally, Eric at South Side Sox found a great interview with Shoeless Joe Jackson from 1949 -- it's interesting how Jackson never campaigned for his reinstatment.

Around the division:

The Minneapolis Star-Tribune is reporting Jason Kubel is expected to sign somewhere other than Minnesota this week. Cincinnati is rumored in the article, but let's all just hope it's not Cleveland.

Royals Review has an interesting look as to why Kansas City should deal Billy Butler. Meanwhile, Sam Mellinger of the Kansas City Star sees 84 wins as a realistic total for the Royals in 2012.

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.