White Sox morning roundup

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White Sox morning roundup

From yesterday:

A report has the Blue Jays talking with the White Sox about John Danks andor Carlos Quentin, which would fit with the theme of "the White Sox love to deal with the Blue Jays." The last two trades Kenny Williams has made (involving Sergio Santos and Edwin JacksonMark Teahen) have been with Toronto, so maybe a third is in order in the coming weeks.

If you're looking for some glimmer of hope about Adam Dunn's 2012, consider that he'll play half his games in the best park for home runs in the AL Central.

Ever wonder what three White Sox pitchers have beaned four batters in a single outing? We've got you covered there, along with a note on an outing that, in retrospect, is pretty funny by Damaso Marte in 2005.

James at White Sox Observer offers his take on Frank Thomas' comments on Ryan Braun, while Colin at South Side Sox examines the upshot of the White Sox potential rebuilding efforts.

Around the division:

Kansas City signed Yuniesky Betancourt to a one-year, 2 million deal. It's hilarious from the standpoint of "errors for some, horrible plate discipline for others" but it's actually about in line for what the market should dictate. That being said, Betancourt is not a good player, and it'll be nice for Sox pitchers to face him and Sox hitters to bat balls toward him next year.

Royals Review also looked at the Betancourt signing, noting that it's a sign that Dayton Moore isn't the guy who can put together a 90-win team in Kansas City.

And finally, Michael Cuddyer left Minnesota for Colorado, but did so in pretty classy fashion. Sounds kind of familiar. He'll wear No. 3 with the Rockies to honor the late Harmon Killebrew, which is pretty neat.

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

Preview: White Sox-Tigers doubleheader today on CSN

Preview: White Sox-Tigers doubleheader today on CSN

The White Sox take on the Detroit Tigers on Saturday in a doubleheader, and you can catch all the action on CSN and live streaming on CSNChicago.com and the NBC Sports App.

Coverage begins with White Sox Pregame Live at 12:30 p.m. The second game is scheduled after the conclusion of the first. Be sure to stick around after the final out of the second game to get analysis and player reaction on White Sox Postgame Live.

Today’s starting pitching matchups: Derek Holland vs. Buck Farmer for Game 1, and Tyler Danish vs. Michael Fulmer for Game 2.

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