But there's little doubt that the amount of raw talent in camp is higher than it has been in years, and that means the future is coming a lot sooner than later to the South Side. The organization has made a big commitment to keeping minor league talent in-house instead of dealing it away at midseason, which has been
Viciedo's skills in the field leave a little to be desired, but it's hard to find anyone who has watched him play that isn't giddy over his potential. "He's special," says veteran first baseman Konerko. "He's young, but his mannerisms -- his hands, his arm and his bat -- that's what you're looking for in a third baseman, because you can always improve footwork."
Behind the staff ace, the rotation features '08 revelations
He may not be the most famous athlete with that last name, but it's a decent bet that he'll end up leaving a bigger impact on the American sporting landscape. Former University of Georgia star
Rare is the major league owner who can waltz unannounced into the clubhouse without commanding a respectful hush from the players whose checks he signs. Then again, rare is the line that Pierzynski won't cross. So it made sense that the outspoken catcher was the first to break the uncomfortable silence when
A Latin-friendly clubhouse, a growing reputation as a safe haven for Cuban players and a manager in Guillen who absolutely loves the World Baseball Classic. Think foreign players looking to make the majors don't have an eye on the Sox? Or more important, vice versa? ... Beckham has a signed black-and-white photo of