White Sox morning roundup


White Sox morning roundup

From the weekend:

Chris Sale vs. Clayton Kershaw was supposed to be a great pitcher's duel -- so, naturally, Jose Quintana vs. Chris Capuano was the best starter matchup of the weekend. The Sox dropped Friday's SaleKershaw matchup -- in which both starters struggled -- on a wild pitch, won Saturday thanks in large part to the bullpen and fell Sunday in pretty tough fashion.

Quintana threw eight shutout innings yesterday, though, and looked very good in the process. And his outlook only continues to improve for the rest of the season with every start.

Zach Stewart will start today's BP Crosstown Cup South Side opener as the White Sox look to get Chris Sale and Jake Peavy extra rest. Here's Robin Ventura's explanation:

Gavin Floyd will start Wednesday's game, as he wasn't needed in relief on Sunday. And pitching coach Don Cooper is adamant Floyd's struggles aren't about his stuff.

Adam Dunn had a big weekend: His home run on Friday pushed him ahead of Josh Hamilton and into sole possession of first place on the major-league home run leaderboard, and on Saturday he joined twitter.

Kosuke Fukudome should begin a rehab assignment today in Charlotte, and Ventura sees him needing at least 12 trips to the plate in the minors before he returns.

Finally, Chuck Garfien and Bill Melton previewed this week's Cubs-Sox matchup, beginning tonight:

Has Jose Quintana's slow start to the season affected his potential trade value?

Has Jose Quintana's slow start to the season affected his potential trade value?


Jose Quintana has not started his 2017 campaign as many White Sox fans had hoped or expected.
Through nine games the 2016 All Star has posted just two wins and watched his ERA climb to 3.92 after Wednesday’s loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks. 
This past offseason, Quintana was frequently mentioned as a possible trade piece for the White Sox who if moved might have brought in other key pieces for the retooling South Siders, much like Chris Sale and Adam Eaton did. 

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Have Quintana’s early season struggles impacted his trade value?
White Sox play-by-play announcer Jason Benetti weighed in while appearing on Wednesday’s edition of SportsTalk Live.
“Somebody's trade value isn’t contingent necessarily on what he’s doing right now,” Benetti said. “I mean general managers are smart enough to know Jose Quintana is worth X over the course of time and a lot of what trade value has to do with, is what other teams need. So as injuries continue to pile up to other pitchers, if we’re talking about the value of a starting pitcher, the market has as much to do with that as his performance in one specific game.” 
Listen to what else Benetti had to say in the video above. 

SportsTalk Live Podcast: Jason Benetti stops by to talk the future of the White Sox


SportsTalk Live Podcast: Jason Benetti stops by to talk the future of the White Sox

There's a lot of buzz around the future of the White Sox.

White Sox announcer Jason Benetti joined SportsTalk Live on Wednesday to discuss the team's exciting young prospects and how soon they'll be making their way to the South Side.

Also joining Pat Boyle on this episode of the SportsTalk Live Podcast are the Tribune's David Haugh, Pro Football Weekly's Hub Arkush and WGN Radio's Sam Panayotovich.

The guys also react to Mike Glennon's recent comments and Kevin White’s uncertain status at OTAs.

Plus, they wonder if Kyle Schwarber has finally found his spot in the Cubs' lineup.

Take a listen to the latest episode below: