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  • Powell: Where Does Avi Garcia Fit Into The White Sox Rebuild?

    By Kevin Powell No one anticipated this kind of year from Avi Garcia except for maybe, Avi Garcia. This season felt like a make or break year for the 26-year-old Venezuelan. Would he mold himself into a legitimate every day starter, or begin to fade from the rebuild conversation? “He’s obviously putting a pretty good season together,” Sox manager Rick Renteria said before Wednesday night’s game. “Not just pretty good, probably top notch in every aspect of his game. He’s […]

  • Powell: Cubs Respond to Addison Russell Domestic Violence Allegation

    By Kevin Powell The Cubs have about as squeaky-clean of an image as you can have in professional sports. They’re the darlings of baseball. Young talent. Superstars. All-Stars. So when news broke that one of those young All-Stars was accused of domestic violence, it caught everyone off guard. “We don’t know what’s going on,” outfielder Albert Almora Jr. said before Thursday night’s game. “We’re not trying to keep anything from you guys, it’s what it is. We’ don’t know what’s […]

  • Powell: Sale-Quintana Matchup a Painful Reminder for White Sox Fans

    By Kevin Powell Tuesday night was a reminder of what could have been, or what should have been, with Jose Quintana and Chris Sale back on the field together again. At one time the two lefties formed one of, if not the best 1-2 punch in all of baseball. But when they played together the White Sox were never all that good. As general manager Rick Hahn put it, they were “mired in mediocrity.” Video: Chris Sale talks about pitching […]

  • Video: Chris Sale on returning to face the White Sox

    Chris Sale on returning to face the White Sox

  • Powell: The Cubs Offense Will Be Just Fine

    By Kevin Powell Don’t worry about the Cubs offense. There is no way a lineup as stacked as the Cubs can sustain this sort of slump for an entire season. Anthony Rizzo is slashing .217/.353/.385. Addison Russell and Willson Contreras were each batting .226 heading into Tuesday night’s game. Ben Zobrist’s average is .223. Kyle Schwarber is hitting just .179. “We have a bunch of guys hitting .190 and .220, and that’s not gonna last,” Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer said on CSN […]

  • Powell: Is Yoan Moncada Already the Face of the White Sox?

    By Kevin Powell It might be a stretch to say White Sox top prospect Yoan Moncada is already the face of the franchise. He’s still just 21-years-old, still just a prospect, and he hasn’t even played with the big league club yet. But when you look at what the team has at the major league level, it’s not that crazy of a thought to think the Cuban infielder is the face of the rebuilding Sox. Reporters continue to trek from […]

  • Powell: Miguel Montero Becomes U.S. Citizen; Cubs News and Notes

    By Kevin Powell One of the lone bright spots in a rain-delayed blowout at Wrigley came prior to the fourth inning. The videoboard in left showed Cubs catcher Miguel Montero in the dugout throwing his fists in the air, as the board acknowledged the 33-year-old becoming a U.S. Citizen on Monday. It drew one of the loudest cheers of the night. “It was great. I really appreciate it,” Montero said after their 10-2 loss to the Phillies. “I know (the […]

  • Powell: Young White Sox Learn From Elite Teams

    By Kevin Powell The Central Division has provided four of the last five American League champions. The Tigers won the pennant in 2012, the Royals did it in 2014 and 2015, and the Indians took it last year before they lost an epic Game 7 against the Cubs. The point is, there are some really good teams that boast some of the game’s best players. “I think for us, it’s just a matter of making sure that our club is […]

  • Photos: Northwestern Coaches Fitzgerald and Collins sign long-term contract extensions

    Northwestern University today announced long-term contract extensions for the head coaches of two of its athletic programs. Football head coach Pat Fitzgerald’s contract keeps him with the 2016 Pinstripe Bowl champions through the 2026 season. Meanwhile, after taking the men’s basketball team to its first NCAA Tournament in school history, Chris Collins will remain head coach through the 2024-25 season. The extensions were formally announced Tuesday afternoon during an appearance at the Under Armour store on Michigan Avenue. Northwestern football […]

  • Video and Photos: Cochon555 Tour

    WGN Radio’s Dane Neal and Kevin Powell break down Cochon555