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January 11, 2010

Buddy Bell on C.J. Retherford

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ January 11, 2010 6:55 pm
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Merkin:

“He’s kind of a beer league guy who just plays,” said a laughing Bell of Retherford, who at 5-foot-11, 190 pounds, doesn’t have the prototype build of a Major Leaguer. “He looks like he’s playing in the backyard. Nobody expects a whole lot, but he just plays hard, and he figures it out.”

… But in order to make himself a more versatile option — even as soon as this upcoming Spring Training — Retherford has added catching to his repertoire. His focus might fall on that part-time, amalgamation of positions, but Retherford possesses the moxie to go with the hitting resume to be an everyday player.

Ozzie Guillen on Roberto Alomar

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ January 11, 2010 1:16 pm
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USA Today:

“With all my respect to Roberto Clemente, Tony Perez, Rod Carew, everyone else, he [Roberto Alomar] is the best player we ever had from Latin America, no question about it,” says Guillen, a native of Venezuela.

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