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  1. Back-to-back ailments for White Sox

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- The Chicago White Sox are currently dealing with two back issues as Adam Dunn will continue to play through one, while Tyler Fowers will miss a third day in the lineup with his own. Dunn had just started to turn things around on the mos...

    Blog | May 26, 2013
  2. So far, less than best plenty for Sox

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- The Chicago White Sox are not concerned with how it looks, only that the desired result is achieved. If that sounds a lot like the "Winning Ugly" season of 1983, well that's only fitting since the White Sox wore those old red, white and...

    Blog | April 07, 2013
  3. Sox again could be better than sum of parts

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- The element of human connectivity on every ball club is something baseball prognosticators forget to apply when they make their predications for a new season. The Chicago White Sox were picked by one sports magazine to win just 69 games...

    Blog | March 31, 2013
  4. Konerko likes White Sox's chances

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- Heading into what could be his final season on the South Side, Paul Konerko is thinking more about team success than the end of a personal era. Guys like A.J. Pierzynski and Kevin Youkilis are gone, but Konerko doesn't expect a drop off...

    Blog | March 31, 2013
  5. White Sox season preview: Outfield

    Doug Padilla

    Take a look around the Chicago White Sox outfield because it probably won't be the same after this season. Fanned out from left to right will be Dayan Viciedo, Alejandro De Aza and Alex Rios, back to take the field together on Opening Day for the ...

    Blog | March 29, 2013
  6. White Sox season preview: Infield

    Doug Padilla

    With their vacancy on the infield this winter, the Chicago White Sox went out to fill multiple needs with a single player. Enter new third baseman Jeff Keppinger, who not only takes the open infield corner position, but his ability to make contact...

    Blog | March 28, 2013
  7. White Sox season preview: Bullpen

    Doug Padilla

    The Chicago White Sox's 1-2 punch at the top of the starting rotation will be complemented this season by the 1-2 punch at the back end of the bullpen. Where Chris Sale and Jake Peavy are being looked upon to give the White Sox a chance to win eac...

    Blog | March 27, 2013
  8. White Sox season preview: Starting rotation

    Doug Padilla

    The Chicago White Sox planned on hitching their trailer to the starting staff, but already questions have emerged with the members of the rotation. The biggest worry surrounds John Danks, who is returning from shoulder surgery last summer. From th...

    Blog | March 26, 2013
  9. Season preview: Infield

    Bruce Levine

    The Chicago White Sox's infield should be the strength of the team this season. Comeback seasons from Adam Dunn (DH-1B) and second baseman Gordon Beckham will be key elements to the club's success. The infield returns in tact from last season's gr...

    Blog | April 04, 2012
  10. 2012 MLB Season Preview: Texas Rangers

    Jonah Keri

    After five decades of existence in D.C. and in Texas without winning a single pennant, the Rangers have stormed to the World Series in each of the past two seasons. More impressively, this is a team with success that's built to last. Through shrewd d...

    Blog | April 02, 2012
  11. 2012 MLB Season Preview: Los Angeles Angels

    Jonah Keri

    Let's get a few things out of the way first. There's a good chance Albert Pujols doesn't earn out the $240 million the Angels will pay him over the next 10 years, at least not directly. Also, one player rarely turns a merely decent team into a title ...

    Blog | April 02, 2012
  12. Season preview: Starting rotation

    Bruce Levine

    The Chicago White Sox will begin the season with a rotation that includes one former Cy Young award winner and four former No. 1 draft picks. Sox general manager Kenny Williams decided to let iconic left-hander Mark Buehrle leave as a free agent and ...

    Blog | April 02, 2012
  13. 2012 MLB Season Preview: Oakland A's

    Jonah Keri

    They might not win much, might not score many runs, might not get much national attention. But the Oakland A's are going to be interesting this year. For that, they can thank Yoenis Cespedes. Stick your small sample sizes in your ear: In the seven...

    Blog | March 30, 2012
  14. 2012 MLB Season Preview: Seattle Mariners

    Jonah Keri

    Writing up the Mariners now might seem a little unfair, given they've already played two regular-season games. But check out these two box scores — do they tell us anything we couldn't have guessed about this team beforehand? Dustin Ackley h...

    Blog | March 30, 2012
  15. 2012 MLB Season Preview: Colorado Rockies

    Jonah Keri

    One of the top 15 players in the game in Troy Tulowitzki. A young star entering his age-27 season in Carlos Gonzalez. A potential future ace in Jhoulys Chacin. Plus ... Jamie Freaking Moyer! The offseason relocation of Grantland's baseball headqua...

    Blog | March 29, 2012
  16. 2012 MLB Season Preview: Los Angeles Dodgers

    Jonah Keri

    So that happened. Frank McCourt's $2 billion sale of the Dodgers to a consortium led by Mark Walter, Stan Kasten, and Magic Johnson should eventually prompt a big spending spike for a team that fell to middle-of-the-pack status in major league pay...

    Blog | March 29, 2012