Sox players weigh in on Ventura

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Sox players weigh in on Ventura

The early returns on Robin Ventura's first spring training as a manager? Positive. The White Sox held their first workout of 2012 Thursday in Glendale, and Matt Thornton, Tyler Flowers, A.J. Pierzynski and Jake Peavy weighed in on their new skipper.

"I think he brings a new kind of attitude to the team," Flowers said. "You can already kind of see it with some of the guys when we were at SoxFest, just guys really kind of enjoying themselves again instead of all that pressure and negativity in years past."

If you're looking for a reason for optimism, maybe just having a fresh face managing the team will jump-start a few players into key rebound seasons.

For the full comments of those four players, check the video below:

White Sox may have to deal with Francisco Lindor for a while, according to unlikely source

White Sox may have to deal with Francisco Lindor for a while, according to unlikely source

Sources have confirmed that kids really do say the darndest things. 

In a spring training game Sunday afternoon, 6-year-old Brody Chernoff, son of Indians general manager Mike Chernoff, spilled the beans on his dad's prospective moves. Goated by announcer Todd Hamilton, Brody said that his dad was trying to keep Lindor in Cleveland for seven more years.

On one hand, Brody's honesty rivals a young Abraham Lincoln. Not even Adrian Wojnarowski could cultivate a source so honest and to the point. On the other, his dad probably is a little shocked that contract offer leaks are coming from his own family. 

Either way, though, hearing that Lindor may be in Cleveland for a while is bad news for the White Sox. The 23-year-old stud shortstop has hit over .300 in his first two big-league seasons. So definitely not someone you want to have in your division for years to come. Oh, plus he's absolutely nasty with the leather. 

Cubs fans know all about Lindor's talents, too. The shortstop hit .296 in his first World Series and was almost a key reason the Indians captured the crown. Almost!

Watch the hilarious exchange in the video above. 

Today on CSN: White Sox tangle with Dodgers in spring training game

Today on CSN: White Sox tangle with Dodgers in spring training game

The White Sox battle the Los Angeles Dodgers, and you can catch all the action right now on CSN.

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