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White Sox News: Konerko/D-Backs, Ryne Sandberg, Ozzie’s website & more…

  • White Sox have picked up Matt Thornton‘s $2.25 million option for 2010…..Thornton says he’s only getting better with age and believes that he deserves an opportunity to close…..he’s prepared for anything that Kenny Williams throws his way….. [Scott Merkin/MLB.com]
  • Ozzie Guillen plans to debut his new website[OzzieGuillen.com] by SoxFest on Jan. 21-23…..site will allow fans to “communicate” with the White Sox manager…..his sons will be running it and all content will be pre-approved by Major League Baseball……[Chicago Breaking Sports]
  • Aaron Rowand and Juan Uribe won another World Series ring, this time as members of San Francisco Giants…..Rowand even got the feel-good start in Game 5…..Juan Uribe is still the same old Juan Uribe….. [Sox Machine]

  • On Monday, Mark Buehrle was awarded his second straight Fielding Bible Award as the best defensive pitcher in baseball…..Buehrle finished with 86 points while Zack Greinke was runner-up with 63 points…..his ability to shut down opposing baserunners gave him the edge…..he’s due for a Gold Glove on November 9….. [Scott Merkin/MLB.com]
  • The club has reached an agreement on a 1-year/$1.75 million deal with veteran Omar Vizquel…..in 2010 he hit .276 with 11 doubles, 2 home runs and 30 RBI in 108 games…..the 11-time Gold Glove infielder’s first hit of the 2011 season will be the 2,800th of his career…..the man will surely be a coach if he ever retires….. [WhiteSox.com]
  • The Arizona Diamondbacks are rumored to be interested in Paul Konerko…..D-Backs will not be picking up 1B Adam LaRoche‘s $7.5 million option for 2011…..offering the big bucks to Konerko in a rebuilding year would be unlike D-Backs….. [Hardball Talk]
  • Joey Cora will return as the White Sox bench coach in 2011…..Cora was being considered for vacant Brewers managerial position…..Los Angeles Angels bench coach Ron Roenicke barely beat out Cora for the job….. [Bruce Levine/ESPN Chicago]
  • Had Cora been named the new Brewers’ manager, Ozzie Guillen would have welcomed Ryne Sandberg as bench coach…..Ryno will part ways with Cubs organization after losing battle for manager…..wouldn’t expect to see him anytime soon….. [SB Nation Chicago]
  • Last Friday, the Chicago Sun-Times published an article that claimed the Florida Marlins considered trading outfielder Mike Stanton for Ozzie Guillen…..all parties involved have vehemently denied there being any truth to the rumor…..Kenny Williams doesn’t seem too thrilled about it all….. [Scott Merkin/MLB.com]
  • The MLB season is officially over, but there is still great baseball to be played in the Arizona Fall League…..three White Sox players will be suiting up for the West Division in the AFL’s ‘Rising Stars’ game…..Anthony Carter(RHP)…..Eduardo Escobar[SS]…..Jared Mitchell[OF]…..watch it live on the MLB Network, Saturday at 9pm ET/6pm PST….. [Baseball America]
  • The White Sox and WSCR 670 The Score have reached a multiyear agreement…..will broadcast all regular season and postseason games, as well as some Spring Training games…..will also launch an HD channel on 104.3-3 featuring programing created by the organization…..a 24/7 forum for White Sox fans….. [WhiteSox.com]

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