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White Sox News: Pierzynski, Alexei Ramirez, Hall of Fame, and Rating Kenny Williams Trades

Tracy Ringolsby posted on his Twitter account that in return for starting pitcher Gavin Floyd, the White Sox were asking for both Ian Stewart and Dexter Fowler.  He declared such a proposition to be “silly.” [Inside the Rockies]

There should be an announcement either today or tomorrow regarding Alexei Ramirez and his 2011 contract.  The White Sox shortstop will either be offered a contract extension or exercise his player option and opt out of his $1.1 million salary for 2011.  If he chooses to opt out, the White Sox can either exercise their $2.75 million club option, or take their chances in arbitration. [Chicago Breaking Sports]

Have ten free minutes today? If so, why not spend it ranking every trade that Kenny Williams has made since assuming General Manager duties in 2000.  Jim Margalus has listed all 55 trades made by KW and wants his readers to vote on them.  Votes are cast on a 1-10 scale, with 1 representing “most embarrassing,” and 10 “most impressive.”  It’s both an exciting and aggravating trip down memory lane…so be prepared! [Sox Machine]

Catcher A.J. Pierzysnki appeared on “The Waddle & Silvy Show” on ESPN 1000 on Tuesday, and mentioned that he has been in touch with several teams.  However, he did speak about returning to the White Sox in an encouraging manner, “Everyone knows the White Sox would be right up there as my first choice, with all that I’ve been through in the city and with the people and everything, so hopefully we can get something worked out. But we’ll see what happens.” [ESPN Chicago]

Tim “Rock” Raines will appear on the Hall of Fame ballot for the 4th time after receiving 22.6% of votes in 2009, and 30.4% of votes in 2010.  In order to be inducted into the Hall, a player must receive at least 75% of the vote.  “Rock” has put together an impressive resume over the course of his 23-year career: 2,605 hits, 1,571 runs scored; seven time All-Star; 2 World Series titles; fifth all-time in stolen bases; 1986 batting champion. [MLB.com/Scott Merkin]

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