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Bad Timing, Good Stuff

Phil Rogers -Premium Content

Righthander Adam Russell's sense of timing could be better, but his recent work proved too good for even the pitching-rich White Sox to ignore. When the White Sox went through 22 pitchers a year ago, with relievers compiling a 5.47 ERA, Russell was unable to build on momentum he created with a strong showing in spring training. His star seemed to fade as quickly as it had risen, as he moved between the rotation and the bullpen at Double-A Birmingham.

Majors | #2008#Chicago White Sox#Organization Reports

Extra Helping

Phil Rogers -Premium Content

When the White Sox traded Brandon McCarthy to Texas before the season, the focus was on the two older pitchers they acquired in the deal, John Danks and Nick Masset. But 21-year-old righthander Jacob Rasner, also acquired in the trade, is beginning to show big league stuff as well.

Majors | #2008#Chicago White Sox#Organization Reports

White Sox Organization Report

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Few general managers are more willing to trade their highly regarded prospects than the White Sox' Kenny Williams. He has put an exclamation point on that tendency over the last six months, dealing pitchers Fautino de los Santos, Gio Gonzalez, first baseman Chris Carter and outfielders Aaron Cunningham and Ryan Sweeney.

Majors | #2008#Chicago White Sox#Organization Reports