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November 11, 2009

Sox announce 2010 spring training schedule

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ November 11, 2009 5:04 pm


The Chicago White Sox begin their 2010 spring training schedule on Friday, March 5 against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Camelback Ranch – Glendale, the teams’ spring training ballpark in Glendale, Ariz.

The White Sox currently are scheduled to play 34 games during spring training in 2010, including 16 at Camelback Ranch – Glendale. The Sox will play five games against the crosstown-rival Chicago Cubs this coming spring. Those games include Saturday, March 6 in Mesa; Sunday, March 7 in Glendale; Friday, March 12 and Saturday, March 13 at Cashman Field in Las Vegas; and Friday, March 19 in Glendale. In addition to the spring opener, the White Sox are scheduled to play two other games vs. the Dodgers at Camelback Ranch – Glendale on Saturday, March 6 (split squad) and Wednesday, March 17.

This spring the White Sox play two night games at Camelback Ranch – Glendale on Monday, March 15 vs. the Kansas City Royals and Monday, March 29 vs. the L.A. Angels of Anaheim. Both games start at 7:05 p.m. (MT time).

The Cactus League schedule for the White Sox closes with a split squad game against the Seattle Mariners on Thursday, April 1. The team also will play an exhibition game in Charlotte, N.C. vs. the Knights (White Sox Class AAA affiliate) on April 1. The White Sox close the 2010 spring training schedule with a two-game set vs. the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field on Friday, April 2 and Saturday, April 3. The White Sox open the 2010 regular season in Chicago vs. the Cleveland Indians on April 5 at U.S. Cellular Field.


Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ November 11, 2009 3:32 pm
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Peoria Javelinas vs. Peoria Saguaros: Boxscore, Gameday. C.J. Retherford is playing 2B. Weather: 83 degrees, cloudy.

UPDATE: Javelinas won 8-1:

C.J. Retherford: 1-2, 3 BB, 1 K, .264 AVG

Kenny has received the 2010 budget. Is it $100 million?

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ November 11, 2009 3:19 pm
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Williams said he has been given his budget number for 2010 by team owner Jerry Reinsdorf.

“Yeah (I received it). But I always work on changing it,” Williams said. “Jerry gave me a pretty hard number (probably $100 million). But we’re working on him. I think I’m becoming annoying to him, actually.”

Hey, it’s Patient Kenny!

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ November 11, 2009 1:35 pm

Kenny says it’s too early to rule out the return of any Sox free-agents:

“I don’t exclude anything. I know which direction I want to go, but I can’t exclude anyone. I can tell you the likelihood with each day that goes by is not great. But at the end of the day when January comes around, you can be looking around, and there’s going to be some opportunity at the end of December or January. So you got to wait to play your hand.”

I wish Kenny had some of that patience and waited for a better offer last November when he shipped Nick Swisher to New York for a bucket of balls.

Kenny at Gordon Beckham taking over 2B

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ November 11, 2009 12:08 pm
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Here’s Kenny:

”He’s a leader. He’s the kind of guy you want in the middle part of your infield. He will profile offensively, I think, better in the middle part of your infield. And we may have a guy who can be an All-Star at that position vs. a guy who would maybe be in the middle of the pack at third base.”

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