White Sox need more from Beckham, Dunn and Rios in 2012

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The three big albatross contracts on the Chicago White Sox are those belonging to Adam Dunn, Alex Rios and Jake Peavy. They are the three most overpaid underachievers on the Sox; at least in 2011 anyway. They are three players most Sox fans point the finger at for what went wrong last year. I agree on the first two, but think the third biggest problem is Gordon Beckham.

Peavy however, does actually have a winning record during his stay on the south side, believe it or not. And he’s 1-0 with a 3.55 ERA this young season; making a very positive statement with his strong showing versus the Detroit Tigers on opening day.

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White Sox Sign Adam Dunn, 4 Years $56 Million

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According to Jon Heyman of Sports Illustrated, a four-year deal for “a bit less” than $60 million over four-years is basically complete between the Chicago White Sox and Adam Dunn.

Other sources are saying the specific number is $56 million. So once again, Sox GM Kenny Williams has landed one of the biggest free agents in Major League Baseball. And eventually gotten the man he wanted. (Believe me, someday you’ll inevitably see Chone Figgins in Sox pinstripes) And with the Sox not offering a contract to closer Bobby Jenks, they still have designs on keeping Paul Konerko.

By Paul M. Banks and David Malamut

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