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White Sox News: Indictments, Beckham, Award Winners, and Free Agency

  • Rumors continue to swirl regarding Paul Konerko’s potential suitors…..even if the White Sox resign him, they would still like to acquire a major left-handed bat…..Dayan Viciedo could be the homegrown solution to a void left by Konerko. [MLB.com]
  • Ozzie is preparing himself for a team and life without free agents A.J. Pierzynski and Paul Konerko…..Bobby Jenks career with the White Sox is looking like it’s over…..team might have interest in American League’s top closer, free agent Rafael Soriano. [ESPN]

  • A former White Sox scouting executive and two of their Latin America scouts were indicted on federal fraud charges…..allegedly defrauded the Chicago White Sox by accepting approximately $400,000 in kickbacks……the scout’s signed Latin American players to over-priced contracts, pocketed the difference from what they deemed to be the player’s actual value. [Chicago Sun-Times] [FBI]
  • Gordon Beckham’s versatility on the infield makes him an attractive option for any major league team…..Kenny Williams and Ozzie Guillen maintain that they will not trade their second baseman…..they could still use Beckham as leverage to open the door in other negotiations. [MLBTR]
  • Alexei Ramirez lost a popularity contest against Jeter for the Gold Glove…..became first White Sox player since Carlos Quentin (’08) to win a Silver Slugger…..Mark Buehrle picked up his second Gold Glove Award after making the play of the year on Opening Day. [312 Sports]
  • Jermaine Dye, 36, is hopeful that he will play in 2011…..he hit .250 with 27 home runs and 87 RBI with the White Sox in ’09…..Dye was the World Series MVP for the White Sox in 2005….admits turning down a one-year, $3 million offer from Cubs…..is currently representing himself. [Fox Sports]

*This article was also published on 312Sports.com

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