Let's do a quick roundup on the Chicago White Sox, where the club signed Dan Johnson to a minor league deal, Baseball America's top prospects are on doorsteps around the nation, and where South Side Sox considers a study of negative Wins Above Replacement players on the roster:
Twitter / @TBTimes_Rays: 1B Dan Johnson, who hit bi ...
1B Dan Johnson, who hit big homers for #Rays, signing w/ #White Sox, minor-league deal
White Sox sign Dan Johnson to minor league deal - South Side Sox
"With a career line of .235/.334/.405, Johnson is pretty much the definition of a replacement level player. And with Paul Konerko and Adam Dunn inhabiting the roster, barring significant injuries, Johnson is unlikely to see the major league roster."
Chicago White Sox Sign Dan Johnson To Minor League Contract - SB Nation Chicago
"A limited player defensively, Johnson basically just gives the White Sox another option for 1B/DH just in case Adam Dunn totally falters again. He got some attention in 2010 for hitting .303/.430/.624 with 30 homers in 98 games with Triple-A Durham, but he fell back to Earth while hitting .273/.382/.459 with 13 homers in 93 games with Durham in 2011."
Thoughts on Baseball America's White Sox top prospects for 2012 - South Side Sox
Discussing Baseball America's White Sox top prospects for 2012.
WAR's toll on the White Sox - South Side Sox
"In the Jerry Manuel years, the negative-WAR players were the kind of players you'd expect to not contribute all that much -- backup catchers, utility players and rookies. You also see a couple of players who were thrust into positions they weren't cut out for -- Perez and Borchard had to try to replace Magglio Ordonez after his knee injury in 2004, and Daubach played more first base than expected as Paul Konerko contemplated his entire hitting approach. Really, that Konerko death spiral is the only occurrence that qualifies as a complete letdown."
Chicago White Sox Complete Organizational Chart - MLB Daily Dish
Leadership, Rosters, Salaries, Prospects, Arbitration details, and Options for the entire White Sox org.