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September 22, 2010

White Sox to pick up Matt Thornton’s 2011 option

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ September 22, 2010 10:15 pm
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Gonzales:

The White Sox appear destined to make several changes next season, but they made a move to stabilize their bullpen Wednesday in picking up the 2011 option on All-Star left-handed reliever Matt Thornton.

The Sox gave Thornton security by signing him to a three-year contract before the 2007 season that included two team options. The last of those two options — a $3 million contract for 2011 — likely will be picked up formally once the season concludes.

Tyler Flowers to get playing time

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ September 22, 2010 7:41 pm
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Padilla:

“I think right now we’re going to see him play,” manager Ozzie Guillen said. “That’s why I’m giving him the opportunity now to see how he’ll do with it. Maybe I’ll start him two or three more times, that’s what I would like to do. Unless [GM] Kenny [Williams] comes down and says, ‘Listen, I need to see this kid.’ In the meanwhile, I have A.J. to finish up the season and I have [Ramon] Castro to finish up the season. If Kenny comes to me and says he wants to see [Flowers] more, well then I will do that.”

“I cannot say he is ready to play in the big leagues or he’s not because it’s not fair for me or him to say what I think,” Guillen said. “Spring training is a different scenario, a different ballgame. There are so many people to look at. He will get some opportunity and hopefully he will open some eyes. In the meanwhile, is he going to play here every day? That’s not my call. We’ll give him an opportunity and see what happens.”

The Fire Joe Morgan guys are at Deadspin today

Filed under: MLB — The Wizard @ September 22, 2010 2:13 pm
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They have some pretty awesome takedowns:

Is This Normal? (KT)

EXTRA! EXTRA! Jeter Has Best Year Yet! (Jr.)

Playing Down To Your Audience (KT)

Titties Vs. VORP (dak)

Let’s Welcome Special Guest Bill Conlin As He Helps Me Criticize Bill Conlin (Jr.)

Where Were You (/Will You Have Been)? (KT)

UPDATE: A few more:

Little Man, Gigantic Exaggeration Of His Abilities (KT)

It’s Gallimaufry Time!

Notes, Errata, And A Tip Of The Hat To Hat Guy (KT)

Ozzie Guillen’s way out of the White Sox manager job?

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ September 22, 2010 12:17 pm
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Rosenthal @ FS:

The source even outlined a scenario that could lead to Guillen’s departure from the club:

• Guillen asks for a contract extension, one that goes beyond the team simply exercising his club option for 2012.

• The White Sox balk, and Guillen asks owner Jerry Reinsdorf to allow him to pursue the Marlins’ opening.

Guillen hinted at his desire for an extension in conversations with White Sox beat reporters in Oakland on Tuesday. His option for 2012 would become guaranteed if the White Sox won the AL title next season. …

Another Kenny Williams, Ozzie Guillen fight?

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ September 22, 2010 3:27 am
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Cowley:

According to one Sox player, however, the two got into another heated confrontation in late August, and while this player admitted the team was out on the field when it happened and he didn’t hear it, word leaked out: ”Kenny told Ozzie, ‘You’re done, you’re done.”’

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