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  1. Road still winding for Javier Baez

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- One day after Chicago Cubs top prospect Javier Baez hit a home run on his first Double-A swing, the moment was still a topic of conversation at Wrigley Field. Manager Dale Sveum, though, was keeping it all in perspective, saying he had ...

    Blog | July 07, 2013
  2. 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
  3. 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
  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: Bench

    Doug Padilla

    The "savvy-veteran" tag won't exactly qualify when talking about the Chicago White Sox bench this season. Dewayne Wise, who will serve as the fourth outfielder and main left-handed bat off the bench, actually fits that bill, but it doesn't really...

    Blog | March 30, 2013
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. Season preview: Outfield

    Doug Padilla

    The old veterans of the Chicago Cubs roster all reside in the outfield where Alfonso Soriano, Marlon Byrd and David DeJesus patrol the expansive real estate. Soriano will still be swinging the big piece of lumber he has always taken to the plate, ...

    Blog | April 04, 2012
  11. Season preview: Infield

    Doug Padilla

    MESA, Ariz. -- Welcome to a full season in Chicago, Bryan LaHair and Ian Stewart. The chances of a consistent offense have somehow been put in your hands. OK, that might be a bit too much expectation on a pair of newcomers, but none other than man...

    Blog | April 04, 2012
  12. 'Noise' won't affect Theo's vision for Cubs

    Doug Padilla

    MESA, Ariz. -- Scream and yell, rant and rave all you want Chicago Cubs fans, the team's new front office will hear you, it just might not be listening all that closely. President Theo Epstein knows how these expectation things work. He worked for...

    Blog | April 03, 2012
  13. Epstein: Cubs system lacks 'impact talent'

    Doug Padilla

    MESA, Ariz. -- Theo Epstein did not sugar coat it when it came to describing the talent in the Chicago Cubs' minor league system. "We need more talent; we lack impact talent," Epstein said. "We have a number of interesting guys, especially at the ...

    Blog | April 03, 2012
  14. Season preview: Bullpen

    Doug Padilla

    While the Chicago Cubs rotation is where the new front office made some additions, the bullpen is where some serious subtraction took place. Sean Marshall is gone and so is Jeff Samardzija, who has moved into the rotation. Andrew Cashner could ha...

    Blog | April 03, 2012
  15. Season preview: Starting rotation

    Doug Padilla

    The Chicago Cubs did more than put together a starting rotation this spring, they put Phase 1 of their reconstruction project front and center. Team president Theo Epstein and general manager Jed Hoyer went out this winter and grabbed some young a...

    Blog | April 02, 2012
  16. Sox pick up option on Frasor's contract

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- The Chicago White Sox gave themselves one less move to make this offseason by picking up the 2012 option on reliever Jason Frasor for $3.75 million. Read the entire story....

    Blog | October 31, 2011