| Mar 29, 2012
| 5:45 PM
GLENDALE, Ariz. — Not so long ago, Dayan Viciedo would swing at anything a pitcher threw to home plate. He would hit it too, which is why some people compared him to Vladimir Guerrero.
He's looking like Guerrero, all right. Wilton Guerrero.
| Apr 1, 2012
| 6:29 PM
MESA, Ariz. — Twenty days after he walked into camp, Gerardo Concepcion faced a team of minor leaguers from the Angels.
It was only the second time the 20-year-old Cuban had pitched in a game situation for the Cubs, and if he was nervous, he wasn't...
| Apr 14, 2012
| 4:40 PM
Before his final year as a player with the Blue Jays in 1991, Ken Williams received advice from his manager that the career .218 hitter wishes somebody had imparted when he was closer to being a hot prospect than future executive.
"I learned the valuable...
| Dec 31, 2011
| 1:16 PM
The Chicago White Sox traded outfielder Carlos Quentin and his potential $8 million salary to the San Diego Padres for a pair of pitching prospects.
The Sox received right-hander Simon Castro and lefty Pedro Hernandez, neither of whom has appeared in the...
| Oct 11, 2012
| 9:58 PM
Mark De Rosa? Kevin Kouzmanoff? Placido Polanco? Scott Rolen?
That’s the bulk of your 2012-13 free agent third basemen, unless you count first baseman Mark Reynolds, the only player to strike out more times in a single season than...
| Oct 15, 2012
| 6:07 AM
The late Loyd Christopher, a longtime scout who played briefly for the White Sox, told a disappointed group of high school players more than 30 years ago that statistics "don't mean a thing."
That proved true last spring for left fielder Dayan Viciedo,...
| Oct 17, 2012
| 6:05 AM
The only question for Alex Rios entering the 2013 season will be: Can he come close to repeating what he achieved in 2012, particularly in an odd-numbered season?
Rios’ performance in 2012 was more than what general manager Ken Williams...
| Oct 17, 2012
| 7:09 PM
The White Sox were extremely pleased with the development of their pitching staff in 2012, particularly the rookie relievers who experienced the pressure of a division race.
In fact, general manager Ken Williams resisted any temptation to trade any of...
| Apr 29, 2012
| 9:45 AM
Paul Konerko was a late scratch from Sunday's White Sox lineup, the victim of a stiff neck.
Adam Dunn moves from DH to first base against the Red Sox, with Dayan Viciedo moving from left field to DH and Kosuke Fukudome starting in left.
| May 20, 2012
| 8:48 PM
On the drive to Wrigley Field early Sunday morning, Adam Dunn glanced at Lake Michigan and noticed something he immediately wanted to share with his carpool buddy, Jake Peavy.
" 'Look at that lake, 'Peaves,' '' Dunn told Peavy. "The thing is glass.''...
| May 17, 2012
| 7:41 AM
I got an email Wednesday that protested my shredding of the Cubs-White Sox series this weekend.
Actually, I got a lot of emails. A friendly missive from Tim Kovacik explained that I “stink’’ because I included “so many Cubs...
| May 20, 2012
| 2:54 PM
During spring training, Jake Peavy said he wouldn’t try to become a pitcher who relies on guile after surgery robbed him of the power he used to have. Peavy lied, and good for him. He has become as smart as he is good. When he lost the plate in...