| Feb 13, 2013
GLENDALE, Ariz. — So, Rick Hahn, how do you like Jeff Keppinger now?
While the White Sox's rookie general manager eases into this extended spring training camp, his 13th with the organization, the bet on the American League Central table has...
| May 21, 2013
| 7:35 AM
Talking baseball while wondering if the Blackhawks can be counter-punchers.
1. Baseball is back in Cleveland, thanks largely to Terry Francona. The first-place Indians host the Tigers tonight, and The Jake should be rocking.
(Yes, I know Jacobs...
| Apr 30, 2013
| 9:03 AM
Talking baseball while hoping Kirk Hinrich gets well soon:
1. At some point every July, I make this point: The odds are always with the teams selling talent at the trade deadline, not the ones giving up prospects to try to meet short-term opportunities....
| Jul 9, 2012
| 4:32 PM
The 2012 MLB Home Run Derby takes place at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City on Monday, July 9, as part of Major League Baseball’s All-Star festivities. While many of the game’s best power hitters to skip the event — Josh Hamilton, Adam...
| Mar 8, 2012
| 9:32 PM
Today, veteran political strategist and former executive director of the Illinois Republican Party Christine Dudley (right) joins me for another e-mail back and forth about the race for the presidency You may link to our December chat here, so long......
| Feb 22, 2012
| 7:51 PM
Robin Ventura leads with his heart.
That's why he was flying into home plate on that awful night in Sarasota, Fla., 15 years ago. It's why he pushed himself beyond exhaustion in his recovery from an ankle damaged so bad it would ultimately require a rare...
| Mar 1, 2012
| 8:14 AM
Baseball wants more money. Fox wants more playoff games.
Like that, baseball is expected to announce a plan Thursday that expands the postseason by adding a wild-card team to each league.
The two wild-card teams in each league likely will play...
| Mar 2, 2012
| 7:19 PM
Former White Sox slugger Ron Kittle, the 1983 American League Rookie of the Year, was a teammate of current Sox manager Robin Ventura as well as predecessor Ozzie Guillen.
Kittle notes the contrast in their personalities.
"It will be the first time a...
| Mar 11, 2012
| 8:28 PM
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — A.J. Pierzynski prides himself on not striking out.
It happened only 23 times last year, which is why the White Sox see their catcher as someone who can hit second in a batting order. Yet there was Pierzynski on Sunday...
| Mar 12, 2012
| 5:40 AM
From Tempe to Goodyear, Scottsdale to Mesa, baseball has returned to the Valley of the Sun, the now undisputed capital of spring training. The greater Phoenix area plays host to as many teams as the entire rival Grapefruit League in Florida — all...
| Mar 14, 2012
| 8:26 PM
GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Tyler Saladino started at second base for the Chicago White Sox against the Los Angeles Angels on Wednesday after being added to the major league camp, which is a spring training rarity.
Also in the lineup as DH was Adam Dunn, who...
| Mar 15, 2012
| 9:16 PM
Score: Indians 12, White Sox 3.
Spring record: 3-9.
At the plate: A.J. Pierzynski hit his first homer but is batting just .211. Alex Rios doubled but is hitting .182.
On the mound: Starter Dylan Axelrod, hoping to land a spot in the bullpen, allowed...