Word on the Street: Sox won't trade Quentin

Word on the Street: Sox won't trade Quentin

Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010

White Sox adament Quentin not on trading block

Reports had surfaced that the White Sox were shopping Carlos Quentin in search of relief help, but general manager Kenny Williams denied that speculation.

"Absolutely incorrect" was how Williams labeled rumors about Quentin, who earned 3.2 million and is eligible for salary arbitration this winter. "It has been written that we're 'shopping' Carlos Quentin. That's a lie.

"Three teams asked about him (at the winter meetings), and I have not had one single conversation with anyone since. We'll add to our relief pitching without (trading) him."

Williams admits he needs one or two relievers to round out his team and a trade could occur soon, but it will not involve subtracting from the lineup. (chicagotribune.com)

Carl Edwards Jr.'s special tie to Memorial Day

Carl Edwards Jr.'s special tie to Memorial Day

For Carl Edwards Jr., Memorial Day has a special meaning.

That's because the Cubs reliever has a very close tie to the armed services. 

Edwards met his fiance, Nette Smith, before her deployment in Afghanistan. Throughout her active service, Edwards kept in touch by writing her letters. Their relationship eventually blossomed, and now the couple has a one-year-old child. 

With Smith's army commitment finished, she views Memorial Day as a time to appreciate all those who serve. 

"To me, Memorial Day is a day set aside for me to remember some of the people I have met who sacrificed everything," Smith said. 

Watch the couple's entire story in the video above. 

Morning Update: White Sox power past Tigers; Dodgers sweep Cubs

Morning Update: White Sox power past Tigers; Dodgers sweep Cubs

Here are the top Chicago sports stories from Sunday:

Stranger than fiction: Dodgers sweep Cubs as Lester vs. Kershaw doesn’t live up to expectations

Miguel Gonzalez throws six perfect innings as White Sox take series against Tigers

Joe Maddon has no choice but to ignore the noise and put his faith in young Cubs lineup: ‘If you want to freak out, freak out’

Two days out, White Sox already excited about facing former teammate Chris Sale

Fire midfielder Dax McCarty named to U.S. national team roster

Jose Abreu relishing opportunity to help mentor Luis Robert, White Sox newest Cuban addition

How patient will Cubs be with Ian Happ and the rookie learning curve?

Takuma Sato holds off Helio Castroneves to give Andretti another Indy 500 win

Sky continue early season struggles in loss to Sun

Honda Road Ahead: Cubs offense looks to build off showing against Clayton Kershaw