CLEVELAND -- Whether they knew him or not, the overwhelming sentiment throughout the White Sox clubhouse on Sunday is that baseball was robbed of one of its most likeable players when Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez was tragically killed in a boating accident. Known for his vivid celebrations on the field and his wide, endless smile, Fernandez made a strong impression, whether with his skillset or infinite love of the game. White Sox players had their eyes fixed on several televisions littered throughout the visiting clubhouse at Progressive Field on Sunday during a morning press conference confirming the death of Fernandez, 24, and two others. White Sox reliever Dan Jennings played with Fernandez
Second baseFirst base I thought second base was deep. I didn't just think it; I wrote it. But I didn't know what I was saying. I didn't know because I hadn't yet looked at third base, a position that gives new meaning to depth. How deep is it? Well, in these earliest position preview columns, I've always gone 20 deep around the infield, figuring it gives a complete enough picture as to what each position has to offer. But 20 deep at third base doesn't include Maikel Franco , one of the trendiest preseason breakout picks who, for as much as he has disappointed this year, has still managed to hit 25 home runs. It doesn't include Jake Lamb , who was widely regarded as an All-Star snub just two short
No one has ever called Tim Tebow the Michael Jordan of football. As far as we can tell, the only things Jordan and Tebow have in common are a sky-high profile and the desire to play Major League Baseball. In the case of His Airness, Jordan chased the dream way back in 1994.