Word on the Street: Four-man rotation for White Sox?

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Word on the Street: Four-man rotation for White Sox?

Sunday, Feb. 13, 2011
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Early Four-man rotation for Sox?
With Jake Peavy's status still uncertain for the start of the season, White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen doesn't want Chris Sale's role to be undefined. Therefore, the skipper told WSCR-670's Chris Rongey that the Sox might go with a four-man rotation early in 2011, only using the fifth starter on occasion and leaving Sale in the bullpen.

"I look at the roster and the games earlier in the season and how we're going to play it, I look at the fifth starter," Guillen said. "We're going to use the fifth starter maybe one or two outings because of the day off and we can bump people, move people in the rotation." (kffl.com)

Bears losing Mike Tice?

The Tennessee Titans have reportedly expressed interest in hiring Bears offensive line coach Mike Tice to be their offensive coordinator. It's currently unclear how serious their interest is, or whether the Bears would even allow Tice to interview for the job. (profootballtalk.com)

Blackhawks assign Leddy, Taffe to Rockford

With their next game not until Wednesday night vs. Minnesota, the Blackhawks have assigned defenseman Nick Leddy and forward Jeff Taffe back to AHL's Rockford IceHogs.

Leddy will most likely be back with the team for Wednesday's game, as his demotion is more than likely simply a salary cap decision. It is unclear whether Taffe will return, as his status highly depends on the health of Fernando Pisani and Jake Dowell. (chicagoblackhawks.com)

Pujols rejects latest offer from Cardinals

Sources have told USA Today's Bob Nightengale that Albert Pujols has turned down the most recent contract proposal from the St. Louis Cardinals.

Therefore, if Pujols stands by his comments about being unwilling to discuss a contract after reporting to spring training on Wednesday, Feb. 16, he will enter 2011 in the final year of his current deal and will likely become a free agent.

Of course, there are still a couple of days to reach agreement on an extension, but something major would have to change. (hardballtalk.nbcsports.com)

Cubs fans already complaining about Quade

There were plenty of debates over whether or not Mike Quade should have received the Cubs managerial job, now one Cubs fan has compiled a list of 10 people he'd rather have managing on the north side.

While some names are legitimate (Joe Girardi, Bob Brenly), others are purely comical and satirical (Little Big League's Billy Haywood, A League of Their Own's Jimmy Dugan) and makes for an entertaining read. (chicagonow.com)

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

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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: