Shepkowski: Consider Me 'Sold' On White Sox Closer ChangeClose games have not gone the White Sox way early in 2011, losing both one-run contests they’ve been in this year after falling 2-1 to the Oakland Athletics on Monday night.
Crain: White Sox Can't Dwell On Early Bullpen StrugglesFor the most part, things have gone pretty well for the Chicago White Sox this season, but one area of rising concern remains to be the team's bullpen, and closer Matt Thornton.
John Smoltz Takes You Inside The Mind Of A CloserSo far this season, Mat Thornton has struggled to close out games for the Chicago White Sox. He has three blown saves, an 0-1 record and a 2.73 WHIP.
Stone: Too Early To Pull Plug On ThorntonMatt Thornton hasn't got off to the best start for the 2011 season. In his 3.1 innings pitched, he's allowed seven hits and walked two and given up six runs, although only one of them was earned.
Dorfman: For White Sox It's New Season, Old ProblemsThere is no way to judge a baseball team after four games, but when glaring problems that have haunted a franchise for several seasons resurface, two words come to mind: uh-oh!