WARR White Sox 4/12

After a real loud off-season that saw GM Rick Hahn creatively re-tool his South Side squad with a number of free agent acquisitions, the White Sox bats were mostly quiet throughout their season opening series in Kansas City. The defending American League champion Royals, albeit with a slightly different look and feel than last year’s squad, had no problems sweeping the Sox. Sox starters for the series – which went Samardzija, Quintana, Danks with ace Chris Sale still sidelined – each struggled with their control to a certain extent and none were able to keep runs off the board.

The Royals were able to outscore this White Sox team and their new-look-lineup by a series score of 21-7, as Ventura’s club scored more than one run only in the middle contest of the series, a 7-5 loss.

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NCAA Tournament: Duke’s Winslow, UCLA’s Alford Highlight All-Tourney Team (So Far)


My all tournament team

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Kevin Luchansky writes about baseball and college sports for WARR

To say basketball fans have been treated to something special thus far in the NCAA Tournament would be a great understatement.

Sure, there were a lot of chalk wins from Friday to Sunday, but you’d be stretching to complain as a fan in seeing who has advanced. The upset gods were more than generous to us on an opening Thursday that featured five one point games — and that number doesn’t even include UNC’s close call against Harvard, Arkansas’ tight battle with Wofford, or the Ohio State/VCU overtime thriller.

Every March we’re not only lucky enough to witness multiple Cinderella teams and their magic rides, we’re also lucky to witness athletes reach their peak physical and mental performance levels on the big stage that is March Madness. This whole tournament acts as a culmination of the grind and preparation from a…

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Baseball: Consistency is Name of Jon Lester’s Game


thoughts on Cubs adding Lester and what he brings to the table

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Kevin Luchansky writes about Chicago baseball for WARR.

What are the Cubs getting in Jon Lester?

A three time All-Star, two time World Series champion, 116 game winner with a career 3.58 ERA and nearly 1,500 strikeouts. Oh, and the aforementioned list doesn’t even include his biggest life accomplishment — defeating Leukemia in 2006. Quite an impressive list for someone who just turned 31 years young this month.

When you sign an ace like Jon Lester, there’s a lot of positives you add to a rotation, especially one starved for a front-man of Lester’s stature. But aside from those everyday stats that make him an almost annual All-Star selection, what are the Cubs getting is a player that produces at a high level and more importantly, he does so very consistently.

Since his first full season pitching in the major leagues (2008), Lester has produced a season long ERA north of 4.0 just…

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Baseball: White Sox Need to Pursue These Hot Stove Prospects


my thoughts

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Kevin Luchansky writes about Chicago baseball for WARR. Stay with us for his take on Cubs targets for the Hot Stove season.

The White Sox currently have just roughly $45 million or so committed to their 2015 roster. Big South Side names and regulars like Paul Konerko, Gordon Beckham, Adam Dunn and Alejandro De Aza are all gone and the market has officially opened up with Victor Martinez (who played a bigger role in this post prior to the announcement of his new contract) re-signing with the Detroit Tigers.

So, who can the Sox possibly tempt away from other MLB teams to ply their trade at 35th and Shields? Below are a few of the possible candidates for the Sox to go after this winter with the Hot Stove heating up:

Player: Nelson Cruz

Reason: Would provide power and some consistency to a outfield that was devoid of both even…

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College Football: Notre Dame-Florida State Showdown Pumps Up National Impact


Me on ND/FSU

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WARR writer Kevin Luchansky normally writes about baseball for WARR.com., this college football season he expands his reach by writing on another passion of his — college football, in particular the Big Ten.

Stay up with WARR.com for his continued coverage of the Big Ten and college football at large every weekend.

Week 8 of the college football season, and we’re stacking up the number of games with national title implications this season.

Arguments can be made for a few other games with such implications, but tonight’s match-up between Notre Dame and Florida State in Tallahassee is a big one, one that stands to eclipse the early showdowns we’ve seen between teams like Michigan State and Oregon, Alabama and Mississippi and Auburn at Mississippi State.

The latter two games, despite the high parings of ranked teams, may have had more influence on the SEC Championship influence than it did for the College Football Playoff, there…

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