D12: Adrian Gonzalez to White Sox rumor a big swing and miss?

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1. First the Chicago Tribune gives some legs to a SoxNet report that the White Sox, Angels and Padres have discussed a three-way deal that would send Adrian Gonzalez(notes) to Chicago and Paul Konerko(notes) to Anaheim ... Chicago Tribune
... then Sun-Times beat writer Joe Cowley blasts the Tribune on Twitter for advancing the possibility, which he reported had already been shot down in early October. Who said the Windy City newspaper war was lifeless? Twitter
3. Now baseball's owners are taking over the O'Hare Hilton for a few meetings. MLB
4. Is there any doubt Derek Jeter(notes) will be named SI's Sportsman of the Year? Bugs & Cranks
5. CC Sabathia(notes) has achieved a lot, but he's still waiting to join the Black Aces. Bronx Baseball Daily
6. The Mets are intrigued by the possibility of overpaying Joel Pineiro(notes). MLBTR
Why Tim Lincecum(notes) should be announced as the NL Cy Young on Thursday. McCovey Chronicles
Anyone want a guaranteed World Series berth? Eric Hinske(notes) is a free agent again. FanGraphs
At what price should the Cubs consider trading for Curtis Granderson(notes)? Desipio
Pondering the possibilities of the Tigers moving Miguel Cabrera(notes). Bless You Boys
The 10 best Baseball-Reference sponsorships. Baseball Junk Drawer
Shane Victorino(notes) wore shorts to his wedding? Of course he did. It was in Hawaii. The 700 Level

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