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Posted on: June 10, 2010 2:08 pm
 

Tigers' Ordonez scratched


Tigers outfielder Magglio Ordonez was a late scratch for today's game against the White Sox after being in the original lineup. He's dealing with a sore left oblique muscle and hasn't played since Sunday. He's batting .312 with 41 RBI.

-- David Andriesen

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Category: MLB
Posted on: June 10, 2010 2:02 pm
 

Peavy: If Sox rebuild, I'm out

White Sox GM Kenny Williams is talking about making changes in the wake of the club's 25-33 start, but if he wants to go into full-on rebuilding mode, one of his moves would need to be moving ace Jake Peavy.

Peavy has a full no-trade clause and only waived it last year, clearing the way for a trade from San Diego to Chicago, under assurances he was going to a team commited to contending. He seems satisfied that rebuilding is not what Williams is proposing, but told the Chicago Tribune that if that's what develops, he'd ask to be traded.

"I'm excited to be in a situation where you talk about it's not going to be a rebuilding process," Peavy said today. "(But) if that were the case, I would certainly try to be moved, but that's the least of my worries. ... I'm very happy to be here, but it is a nice feeling at the end of the day to understand when you can control your destiny, and have a say-so."

It's rare for a player to talk so openly about the idea of asking for a trade (except in cases where someone is using the media to force a team's hand, which isn't the case here), but Peavy has the clout to say what he wants.

If it did come to a point where Peavy wanted out, the White Sox might not find a long list of suitors. His numbers this season are not very Peavy-like (4-5, 5.90 ERA) and he's still due about $47 million on his contract, which runs through 2012 with a club option for 2013.

-- David Andriesen

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Category: MLB
Posted on: June 9, 2010 8:53 pm
 

White Sox GM: 'changes need to be made'


The White Sox have started the season 24-33 and general manager Kenny Williams tells the Chicago Sun-Times , "Some changes need to take place."

Williams expanded, "I don't know what and I don't when but some changes need to take place. Things aren't happening the way that we envisioned and when they don't happen the way you envision you've got to make an adjustment."

Williams wouldn't say he's ready for a full-on fire sale, but did say, "I have to listen. It's not that I want to, but I'm not blind."

The White Sox have a $103 million payroll, and among those who could be shipped off are first baseman Paul Konerko (in the final year of a five-year, $60 million contract), catcher A.J. Pierzynski (third year of a three-year, $18.35 million contract), reliever Bobby Jenks (on a one-year, $7.5 million contract) and reliever Scott Linebrink (third year of a four-year, $19 million contract).

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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Posted on: June 9, 2010 8:25 pm
Edited on: October 19, 2010 12:12 pm
 

Familiar surnames in draft


Through 50 rounds of the MLB Draft, several familiar names -- or at least last names -- are picked . Among those kin to current or former big-leaguers drafted:

• Delino Deshields Jr. (1st round, Astros), son of Delino Deshields.
• Cam Bedrosian (1st round, Angels), son of Steve Bedrosian.
• Kellen Sweeney (2nd round, Blue Jays), brother of Mark Sweeney.
• Mel Rojas Jr. (3rd round, Pirates), son of Mel Rojas.
• Cory Vaughn (4th round, Mets), son of Greg Vaughn.
• James Baldwin III (4th round, Dodgers), son of James Baldwin.
• Dickie Thon Jr. (5th round, Blue Jays), son of Dickie Thon.
• Connor Narron (5th round, Orioles), son of Jerry Narron.
• Drew Cisco (6th round, Reds), grandson of Galen Cisco.
• Patrick Leyland (8th round, Tigers), son of Jim Leyland.
• Benjamin Gamel (9th round, Yankees), brother of Mat Gamel.
• JaDamion Williams (10th round, Twins), son of Reggie Williams.
• Reggie Williams Jr. (10th round, Cardinals), son of Reggie Williams.
• Hunter Jones (11th round, Indians), son of Tracy Jones.
• Josh Magee (18th round, Astros), son of Wendell Magee.
• Dillon Moyer (22nd round, Twins), son of Jamie Moyer.
• Ozney Guillen (22nd round, White Sox), son of Ozzie Guillen.
• Mark Tracy (22nd round, Rockies), son of Jim Tracy.
• Bryan Harper (28th round, Cubs), brother of Bryce Harper.
• Brett Bochy (30th round, Giants), son of Bruce Bochy.
• Benito Santiago Jr. (31st round, Cubs), son of Benito Santiago.
• Andy Fermin (32nd round, Blue Jays), son of Felix Fermin.
• Devon Ethier (32nd round, Dodgers), brother of Andre Ethier.
• Logan Thompson (33rd round, Indians), son of Robby Thompson.
• Andrew Benes (35th round, Cardinals), son of Andy Benes, nephew of Alan Benes.
• Bobby Geren (36th round, A's), son of Bob Geren.
• Jake May (39th round, Reds), grandson of Lee May.
• Bo McClendon (39th round, Tigers), son of Lloyd McClendon.
• John Franco (42nd round, Mets), son of John Franco.
• Chad Wallach (43rd round, Dodgers), son of Tim Wallach.
• Benjamin Verlander (46th round, Tigers), brother of Justin Verlander.
• Joesph Jackson (50th round, Royals), great-great-grandnephew of "Shoeless" Joe Jackson.

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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Posted on: June 9, 2010 11:24 am
Edited on: June 9, 2010 12:48 pm
 

Chicago wins award for awkwardness


On Friday, the Cubs and White Sox will open their Chicago showdown series with something new at stake -- a trophy that will go to the winner of the series each season. It was announced with much fanfare on April 26.

Less than a week later, an oil pipeline burst under the Gulf of Mexico.

What does that have to do with a trophy in Chicago? The trophy is called the BP Crosstown Cup, and it's sponsored for the next three years by British Petroleum. The sponsorship agreement is staying in place, but the Cubs have scaled back the unveiling of the cup at Wrigley Field before Friday's game.

"We're trying to stand behind our sponsor, but at the same time be respectful of what's happening off the ballfield," Cubs spokesman Kevin Saghy told the Chicago Sun-Times .

-- David Andriesen




Category: MLB
Tags: Cubs, White Sox
 
Posted on: June 8, 2010 4:22 pm
Edited on: October 19, 2010 11:24 am
 

Harper among Golden Spikes finalists

Last night's No. 1 pick, Bryce Harper, is up for another honor, although one much less lucritive: the Golden Spikes Award, givien to the nation's top collegiate player.

Harper is one of five finalists, and the only junior college player honored.

The other four players named as finalists by USA Baseball are Central Florida infielder/outfielder Chris Duffy, Miami catcher Yasmani Grandal, left-hander Drew Pomeranz of Ole Miss and Florida Gulf Coast lefty Chris Sale. Duffy is the only one not to be drafted in the first 13 picks.

Pomeranz went fifth overall to the Indians, Grandal 12th to Cincinnati and Sale 13th to White Sox.

Keeping with the siliness of the era, USA Baseball is opening up voting to fans at www.GoldenSpikesAward.com .

-- C. Trent Rosecrans


Posted on: June 8, 2010 4:22 pm
Edited on: October 19, 2010 11:24 am
 

Harper among Golden Spikes finalists

Last night's No. 1 pick, Bryce Harper, is up for another honor, although one much less lucritive: the Golden Spikes Award, givien to the nation's top collegiate player.

Harper is one of five finalists, and the only junior college player honored.

The other four players named as finalists by USA Baseball are Central Florida infielder/outfielder Chris Duffy, Miami catcher Yasmani Grandal, left-hander Drew Pomeranz of Ole Miss and Florida Gulf Coast lefty Chris Sale. Duffy is the only one not to be drafted in the first 13 picks.

Pomeranz went fifth overall to the Indians, Grandal 12th to Cincinnati and Sale 13th to White Sox.

Keeping with the siliness of the era, USA Baseball is opening up voting to fans at www.GoldenSpikesAward.com .

-- C. Trent Rosecrans


 
 
 
 
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