White Sox morning roundup

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White Sox morning roundup

From yesterday:

Philip Humber gave up three runs in five innings as the White Sox and Astros played to a 5-5 draw to finish off the 2012 preseason. Today's an off day, and then tomorrow is Opening Day. Tomorrow is Opening Day. That bears repeating.

The rankings of the AL Central in the power poll Tony Andracki and I put together: No. 5 Detroit, No. 16 Cleveland, No. 17 White Sox, No. 22 Kansas City, No. 24 Minnesota. Tony had Detroit at No. 1, with Cleveland No. 19, the Sox at No. 20, Kansas City at No. 22 and Minnesota at No. 24.

I previewed the White Sox starting rotation, which is being underrated by a lot of people coming into the season. Then again, if Jake Peavy gets hurt, things could unravel pretty quickly.

Speaking of the rotation, Chris Sale's Florida Gulf Coast coach explained why he thinks big things are coming for his former pitcher.

Lastly from us, Tony and I rolled out our final All-Chicago baseball team, with this one being our preseason roster for 2012. I think we're going to regret not putting Adam Dunn in the starting lineup, but that can be rectified at the midseason mark.

Larry previewed the high and low Sox minor league affiliates, Jim has a spot-on analysis of Brent Morel in the No. 2 spot and James previews the AL Central.

Around the division: Ken Rosenthal has a moving, powerful piece on Jason Marquis' daughter, Cleveland finalized a 16.5 million extension with Asdrubal Cabrera, Detroit opens against Boston today, Royals Review looks at Lorenzo Cain and my first reaction to "Indians send Ryan Spilborghs to Triple-A, release Felix Pie" was "wait, the Indians have Ryan Spilborghs and Felix Pie?" and then my second reaction was "well, I guess not anymore."

White Sox Talk Podcast: Tim Anderson gives revealing interview about his first season

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White Sox Talk Podcast: Tim Anderson gives revealing interview about his first season

In this episode of the White Sox Talk Podcast, shortstop Tim Anderson joins the podcast and gives a revealing interview with Chuck Garfien about his first season with the White Sox and how adversity he faced in high school still drives him today.

Dan Hayes calls in from Arizona to break down the White Sox-Cubs game. They talk about Lucas Giolito’s White Sox debut, Jose Abreu’s first home run of the spring and the latest Jose Quintana rumors.

CSN’s Siera Santos talks about her conversations with Yoan Moncada and much more.

Listen to the full episode at this link or in the embedded player below:

Fast Break Morning Update: White Sox, Cubs meet in spring training

Fast Break Morning Update: White Sox, Cubs meet in spring training

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

Tuesday on CSN: Bulls shoot for five straight wins as they battle Nuggets

In midst of career season, Artem Anisimov still not satisfied with overall game

Bobby Portis relishing his chance as starter

Facing Cubs for first time, Rick Renteria happy with White Sox

Draft pick at No. 3 demands guiding 'concept' of what Bears ultimately want to be

Improved defense high on list of White Sox prospect Yoan Moncada this spring

Brett Anderson’s main takeaway from Cubs pitching coach Chris Bosio

Fire putting finishing touches on roster as season nears

Bears reportedly won't franchise tag Alshon Jeffery, so what's next?

Prospect Lucas Giolito debuts for White Sox in tie against Cubs