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  1. Ventura takes his share of the blame

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO - Chicago White Sox manager Robin Ventura has always been about taking responsibility as a player. It is not a shock that as manager of the team with the second worst record in the American League that he shoulders a good portion of the blam...

    Blog | July 08, 2013
  2. Early Sox slump not worrying GM Hahn

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- Although the Chicago White Sox have the worst record in the American League Central, there is no sign of panic from their new general manager. "It is easy to overreact or want to do something based upon the fact we have gotten off to a ...

    Blog | May 10, 2013
  3. Peavy: Sox need to win to earn respect

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- Jake Peavy believes the only way the White Sox will receive national recognition is if they win their division. After leading the American League Central for 117 days last season the Sox blew a late-September, three-game lead to Detroit...

    Blog | April 03, 2013
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Ventura pleased with opening game results

    Bruce Levine

    GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The Chicago White Sox's 9-0 whitewash of the Los Angeles Dodgers was a nice start to the Cactus league season for Robin Ventura's team as he begins his second season as manager. Ventura, who finished third in the American league...

    Blog | February 23, 2013
  7. Peavy: Tigers, not Sox, are team to beat

    Bruce Levine

    Jake Peavy will not concede the 2013 American League Central Division race to any other team. However, the veteran pitcher, who signed a two-year, $29 million contract to return to the White Sox in November, believes that the defending American Leag...

    Blog | January 26, 2013
  8. Pierzynski unlikley to return to White Sox

    Bruce Levine

    The future destination of catcher A.J. Pierzynski is unknown, however a return to the Chicago White Sox appears doubtful. The durable receiver appears more likely to end up with a one- or two-year deal from one of three American League clubs. Teams ...

    Blog | December 13, 2012
  9. 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
  10. Sale's stellar season continues in win

    Bruce Levine

    MINNEAPOLIS -- Chicago White Sox left-hander Chris Sale continued his pursuit of the American League Cy Young award on Friday, shutting out the Minnesota Twins through six stellar innings. The White Sox maintained their one-game lead in the AL Cen...

    Blog | September 14, 2012
  11. Tigers prove they're not dead yet

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- It was a bit premature to start writing off the Detroit Tigers after Monday night's loss to the White Sox which put Chicago up three games in the American League Central. Jake Peavy was not able to hold off the slumping Tigers offense w...

    Blog | September 12, 2012
  12. Comeback story: Rios is White Sox's MVP

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- There have been many important contributions to the Chicago White Sox's success story this season. You can probably make a case for any number of players being the key to the team's position atop the American League Central. These days...

    Blog | September 11, 2012
  13. Pierzynski: Hitting bottom not a bad thing

    Bruce Levine

    Detroit -- The winner of the American League Central may not be determined until the final day of the season, but after playing below their potential for five months the Detroit Tigers are beginning to once again establish themselves as the favorites...

    Blog | September 03, 2012
  14. No denying White Sox-Tigers series is big

    Bruce Levine

    DETROIT -- The final seven games between the Chicago White Sox and Detroit Tigers promise to have a strong impact on which team advances to the playoffs as American League Central Division champs. Going into the weekend series, the Tigers had won ...

    Blog | August 31, 2012
  15. Sale should get Cy Young consideration

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- Chicago White Sox starter Chris Sale may not be the frontrunner for the American League Cy Young award, but he is in the conversation. The 23-year-old left-hander won his 14th game of the season on Sunday. He now trails only Jered Weave...

    Blog | August 12, 2012
  16. Sox trio vying for comeback POY

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- The Chicago White Sox surprisingly lead the American League Centeral as the season reaches its final weeks. The team's standing is largely because it has arguably the three top candidates in the race for American League Comeback Player of ...

    Blog | August 07, 2012