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March 14, 2011

Rosenthal: White Sox: Open to dealing Mark Teahen

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ March 14, 2011 11:30 pm
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Ken Rosenthal @ YB:

The White Sox are open to trading Mark Teahen rather than making him a high-priced utility man at the four corner positions and DH. Still, Teahen represents insurance for rookie third baseman Brent Morel, an outstanding defender who might not hit right away.

Manager Ozzie Guillen likes Teahen’s left-handed bat and estimates that he could find 350 at-bats for the veteran if Morel wins the starting job at third. The problem: Teahen, who is guaranteed $4.75 million this season and $5.5 million in 2012, would be overpaid as a reserve.

I don’t think that’s a new development Ken…

Jake Peavy doesn’t want any of that skipping BS

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ March 14, 2011 10:45 pm
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Guillen admitted the organization is still talking about leaving Peavy back in extended spring camp to be more safe than sorry, possibly giving Humber a start, then bringing Peavy into the mix in mid-April.

But Peavy doesn’t want to be brought into the mix as the fifth starter, then get skipped whenever there’s a day off.

“I certainly understand coming off an injury [they’ll be careful], but when I’m deemed healthy, I want the ball every time my spot comes around,’’ Peavy said. “Like I said, I’ll certainly battle my authorities and put up a pretty good fight to get the ball.’’

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Tyler Flowers gets some praise from Ozzie

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ March 14, 2011 8:15 pm
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Ballantini @ CSN:

Guillen sees a world of difference in catcher Tyler Flowers this spring compared to prior camps.

“Out of [everyone], Flowers is the one I’m very happy about,” Guillen said. “That kid came to spring training this year as a different guy. He swings the bat better and more comfortably. Behind the plate, he’s outstanding.”

It’s safe to say that if the White Sox knew they’d see this sort of change in the 25-year-old slugger, he’d be breaking camp with the big club instead of seeing his ticket again punched back to Charlotte.

“I’m pretty excited and happy for this kid, from one spring training to another,” Guillen said. “I’ve talked to everybody about it. Hopefully, no matter where he goes, he’ll keep up playing this way so people can count on him for the future.”

FutureSox looks at the White Sox infield prospects

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ March 14, 2011 8:00 pm
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The IF prospects were Eduardo Escobar, Brent Morel, Dayan Viciedo, Andy Wilkins, Jon Gilmore, and Tyler Saladino:

Wilkins is a definite sleeper candidate this year. Any early draft pick hitter coming from an advanced college program (Arkansas) that has a strong rookie debut is expected to continue that success. Wilkins showed power, plate discipline and contact. As a corner infielder, he sits behind Morel, Viciedo, Adam Dunn and Paul Konerko. Sounds like a possible trade piece to me.

White Sox vs. Padres on 3:05 pm CT; televised on CSN [UPDATE #3]

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ March 14, 2011 12:15 pm
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Game at 3:05 CT. Jake Peavy’s rehab continues against his former team today, when the White Sox host the Padres at Camelback Ranch.

UPDATE: I don’t see anything on the webcast. The schedules are bad again.

UPDATE #2: I screwed up too. There was no webcast as the whitesox.com schedules said, but the game was televised on CSN (unannounced). Thankfully there is a rebroadcast at 7 p.m CT. It’s 0-0 in the 2nd inning right now.

UPDATE #3: A.J. Pierzynski gets Ken Harrelson’s autobiography on TV.

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