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  1. Robin Ventura was made to manage

    Buster Olney

    DETROIT -- Long before Robin Ventura even knew he wanted to manage, Chicago White Sox GM Ken Williams had written down his name as a possible candidate, among other names, in a folder that Williams updates and maintains. Ventura is understated and e...

    Blog | September 02, 2012
  2. The Chicago White Sox found a manager who fits the modern prototy...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that in Robin Ventura's first season as manager of the Chicago White Sox, he has proved to have all of the necessary qualities a big league skipper needs in the modern game.

    Blog | Conversation | September 02, 2012
  3. 2010 MLB free agency: Chicago loves Paul Konerko, but they must a...

    Keith Law

    The Chicago White Sox love what Paul Konerko means to the organization, but after another deal, he also means a good chunk of the payroll. And given Paulie's age, he'll need to produce quickly for this deal to look good.

    Blog | Conversation | December 08, 2010
  4. MLB - Deal-makers (GMs) dish on other deal-makers

    Buster Olney

    In many cases, midseason deals come down to the style of deal-makers (GMs) and how they get along. We polled a dozen GMs about the deal-making traits of their peers. Because who would know better? We let them yak anonymously. Because who wants PC answers?

    Story | Conversation | July 01, 2010
  5. Ruben Amaro and the Phillies could go two ways -- Buster Olney --...

    Buster Olney

    Philadelphia has been extremely underwhelming given the talent all over the roster. And it forces Ruben Amaro to make a decision. Does he make a move to stir up some impatience or wait for talent to get healthy? Buster examines.

    Blog | Conversation | June 16, 2010
  6. The Off Couple

    Buster Olney

    The drama is building in the White Sox organization: Ozzie Guillen and Kenny Williams almost came to blows, reports Joe Cowley. Ken Williams, speaking on the White Sox website about the relationship between him and Ozzie: "We are both very comp...

    Blog | June 11, 2010
  7. Strain between Chicago White Sox's Ozzie Guillen and Ken Williams...

    Buster Olney

    Ozzie Guillen and Ken Williams have always had an interesting relationship, but a World Series title in 2005 may have served as a Band-Aid over a festering situation. Now, in the midst of losing, things seem certain to get messy, or end poorly.

    Blog | Conversation | June 11, 2010
  8. Stephen Strasburg wasted no time in alerting observers about his ...

    Buster Olney

    Everybody who saw Stephen Strasburg last night felt like they were seeing something authentic, something hard to place. Even the plate umpire had to adjust to what he was dealing with. So, too, will the rest of the league.

    Blog | Conversation | June 09, 2010
  9. The MLB draft offers more evidence that teams are targeting quick...

    Buster Olney

    The draft is always a youth movement of sorts, as teams add young talent to their systems. But Buster Olney writes that some teams also clearly view the draft as a chance to make their big league roster better, and soon.

    Blog | Conversation | June 08, 2010
  10. White Sox working to keep up in AL Central

    Peter Gammons

    White Sox GM Ken Williams has made bold moves to ensure that the franchise is set for the future, even at the expense of the present.

    Story | Conversation | January 27, 2007
  11. Junior's Circuit Clout

    Tristan Cockcroft ESPN Fantasy Games

    On Sunday, Reds center fielder Ken Griffey Jr. continued to cement his place in baseball history, hitting career homer No. 521. That puts him in a tie with Ted Williams and Willie McCovey, both Hall of Famers, for 14th place all-time. It was the thi...

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