White Sox morning roundup


White Sox morning roundup

From yesterday:

Comcast SportsNet caught up with Ozzie Guillen at the DePaul - Marquette basketball game, with the former Sox manager vowing to never speak to Chicago media again. He was probably joking, and even if he wasn't, Guillen wasn't always true to his word. If he was, Alex Rios wouldn't have seen 570 plate appearances in 2011.

Jake Peavy is at 100 percent, but that's not the 100 percent he was at during his San Diego days. His goal of 30 starts and 200 innings is lofty in light of those comments and the last four or five seasons, but hey, why shoot low?

If you're looking for ammo in the battle for Matt Thornton to not close, Will Ohman may provide good munitions. April 2011, though, isn't.

Game 3 of the 2005 World Series was crazy. You already knew that, but if you haven't seen the win expectancy chart, it's a pretty neat look back at that game.

In the never-ending saga of Yoenis Cespedes' free agency, Detroit is still involved, so nothing has changed from the last few days. Cespedes just needs to sign already.

White Sox officially announce signing of Luis Robert

White Sox officially announce signing of Luis Robert

The worst kept secret is finally out of the bag.

The White Sox officially announced the signing of free agent Cuban outfielder Luis Robert to a minor-league contract, which includes a $26-million signing bonus.

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“We are excited to add Luis — another young, extremely talented and impactful prospect — to the White Sox organization,” White Sox senior vice president/general manager Rick Hahn said. “Luis has the potential to be a dynamic, five-tool player at the major-league level, and we look forward to watching him develop in our system over coming seasons. Luis will immediately be viewed as one of the top prospects in baseball, and his signing adds to the growing depth of quality young players within our organization.”

The 19-year-old Robert played in 210 career games (including postseason) with Ciego de Ávila in the Cuban Serie Nacional and had a .315/.402/.467 slash line with 20 home runs, 92 RBI and 29 stolen bases.

Robert slides into the No. 2 spot on the White Sox Top 30 prospects, according to MLB Pipeline.

Morning Update: White Sox beat Tigers; Cubs shutout in LA

Morning Update: White Sox beat Tigers; Cubs shutout in LA

Here are some of Friday's top stories in Chicago sports:

Preview: White Sox-Tigers doubleheader today on CSN

Preview: Charlotte Knights battle Buffalo Bisons tonight on CSN+

Avisail Garcia busts out of mini-slump in White Sox win

Jake Arrieta not at his sharpest in Cubs shutout loss to Dodgers

Could Derrick Rose reunite with Tom Thibodeau in Minnesota?

Why Jim Callis thinks Luis Robert is going to have a gigantic impact on White Sox

The ‘friendly rivalry’ between Theo Epstein and Andrew Friedman with Cubs, Dodgers becoming NL superpowers

Red Sox ace Chris Sale doesn't have time to get emotional in return to Chicago

Cubs: Is Joe Maddon turning Kyle Schwarber into a platoon player?

White Sox prospect Lucas Giolito: No-hitter 'special' after early struggles