The White Sox have just under 6 million to spend on bonuses for their top 10 draft picks in this year's MLB Draft, which is nearly triple the amount of money they spent on bonuses for their first 11 picks of last year's draft. Needless to say, the new CBA is very favorable to the Sox in this regard.
This is awesome: A cartoonist's rendering of Comiskey Park, circa 1946 or 1947. There are a lot of neat little tidbits in there, like how the engineer of a train on the railroad tracks near the stadium was a Sox fan and would sound his whistle every time he went by. CubsTalk colleague Tony Andracki looked at the Wrigley Field version of it, which is similarly neat.
2012 is the most important season of Jared Mitchell's career, and it can't hurt for him to start it off strong this spring, even in limited action.
In former White Sox news, things aren't looking good for Bobby Jenks, who may not pitch again in the majors until mid-season at the earliest. At the time it was announced, I thought Jenks' deal with Boston was good for the Red Sox...but yikes, it hasn't worked out well at all.
James looked back at Gavin Floyd's first no-hit bid of 2008 in a pretty great pseudo-live blog that's well worth your time, and Jim hopes Robin Ventura doesn't implement the same roster rigidity that Ozzie Guillen did.
And no matter your feelings toward Minnesota, it's great to see Denard Span report to Twins camp without the post-concussion symptoms and migraine headaches that plagued the second half of his 2011. Hopefully the same will be said about Justin Morneau.