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  1. Ventura learns from lost season

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- Coming into 2013, White Sox manager Robin Ventura was riding the wave of an 85-win season in 2012 and accolades from industry experts on his success as a rookie manager. The reactions to the Sox's last-place finish in the AL Central hav...

    Blog | September 26, 2013
  2. Teammates impressed with Garza's attitude

    Bruce Levine

    DENVER -- The way Matt Garza has handled the rigors of constant trade talk has been impressive to his Chicago Cubs teammates. Garza has known for some time that an extension to stay with the team was not going to happen. With that in mind, the al...

    Blog | July 21, 2013
  3. Konerko tabs Tigers as favorites

    Bruce Levine

    Tempe, Ariz. -- Paul Konerko believes the favorites to win the American League are the Detroit Tigers. Detroit edged out the Chicago White Sox in 2012 to win the AL Central and went on to win the pennant before losing to the San Francisco Giants...

    Blog | March 14, 2013
  4. Ramirez might be AL's most underrated SS

    Bruce Levine

    GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Ask some of the top scouts in the game and they will tell you that perhaps the most underrated infielder in American League plays shortstop for the Chicago White Sox. "This guy is totally under the radar," said a longtime talen...

    Blog | March 11, 2013
  5. Ventura third in AL Manager of Year vote

    Bruce Levine

    If you told Chicago White Sox chairman of the board Jerry Reinsdorf last fall that the manager with zero coaching experience he just hired would finish third in the 2012 AL Manager of the Year voting, he would not have been shocked. "We always kne...

    Blog | November 13, 2012
  6. Sox aggressive in locking up Jake Peavy

    Bruce Levine

    The Chicago White Sox's re-signing of Jake Peavy is the first indication that the aggressive style former general manager Kenny Williams was best known for still exists under Rick Hahn. Hahn, just five days into his new position, sent a clear mes...

    Blog | October 30, 2012
  7. Dunn would trade award to still be playing

    Bruce Levine

    While most people might consider winning a comeback player of the year award a cap on an excellent season, Chicago White Sox first baseman/designated hitter Adam Dunn might not. Dunn, who was injured toward the end of the season (oblique strain), ...

    Blog | October 23, 2012
  8. Sox's win not enough to avoid elimination

    Bruce Levine

    CLEVELAND -- The Chicago White Sox watched a once-promising chance at postseason play end just after posting a convincing shutout victory on Monday evening. Although Chicago defeated the Indians 11-0 on a seven-inning, one-hit gem by rookie Hect...

    Blog | October 01, 2012
  9. Rapid Reaction: White Sox 11, Indians 0

    Bruce Levine

    CLEVELAND -- A quick look at the Chicago White Sox's 11-0 win over the Cleveland Indians on Monday at Progressive Field. How it happened:The Sox were in a must-win situation entering the game, three games out of first place with three to play. Yo...

    Blog | October 01, 2012
  10. Sox plan: Win three, hope for three losses

    Bruce Levine

    CLEVELAND -- It is a simple equation for the Chicago White Sox: Win or start growing your offseason beard. Manager Robin Ventura and his club face elimination in Cleveland and Kansas City where the Detroit Tigers, who are up three games in the AL...

    Blog | October 01, 2012
  11. Sox in tough spot as collapse continues

    Bruce Levine

    The U.S. Cellular Field scoreboard flashed an ominous message in the ninth inning: Next home game -- Opening Day April 1, 2013, Sox vs. Royals. Nothing could sum up the Chicago White Sox's complete fade in the American League Central Division bett...

    Blog | September 30, 2012
  12. Ventura putting all the pieces together

    Bruce Levine

    The big hit that had eluded the Chicago White Sox during their recent five-game losing streak finally showed up Monday in the form of Adam Dunn's possibly season-changing home-run ball. And although many will point to that as the turning point in...

    Blog | September 24, 2012
  13. Sox running out of time to find offense

    Bruce Levine

    ANAHEIM, Calif. -- If the Chicago White Sox had a panic button to push, they might be close to hitting it. After losing their fifth straight game on Sunday in a 4-1 loss to the Los Angeles Angels, the team stumbles back to Chicago to start their f...

    Blog | September 23, 2012
  14. Rapid Reaction: Angels 4, White Sox 1

    Bruce Levine

    ANAHEIM, Calif. -- A quick look at the Chicago White Sox's 4-1 loss to the Los Angeles Angels on Sunday. How it happened: Gavin Floyd started well, striking out seven Angels in the first five innings, but the White Sox's losing streak was exten...

    Blog | September 23, 2012
  15. Sox need a quick fix for hitting woes

    Bruce Levine

    ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Normally during slumps, teams work in and out of hitting funks without much fanfare. During this pennant race the Chicago White Sox have no such luxury, needing to improve or go down trying under the microscope of the media and the...

    Blog | September 23, 2012
  16. White Sox's lead continues to shrink

    Bruce Levine

    ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The Chicago White Sox's three-game lead over the Detroit Tigers has all but evaporated in five days after losing their fourth straight game, 4-2 to the Los Angeles Angels, Saturday. Although the Sox retain a .5 game lead on the ...

    Blog | September 23, 2012