# Sunday, December 19, 2010
I was doing my weekly Robin Ventura search on eBay when I came across this item.  I am a big fan of signed statues and figurines.  I had no idea that Sports Impressions had made a Robin Ventura figurine.  The piece was limited to 975 pieces, each hand signed by Robin Ventura.  I purchased it immediately!

This brings my collection of signed figurines to six.  The other five are below.  Make sure to click the images for a much larger picture.



posted on Sunday, December 19, 2010 10:48:04 AM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #   
# Friday, December 03, 2010
This week I received the results SCN user spoliz911's private signing with Jim Kaat.  I already have Mr. Kaat on a couple of Sox cards, but I needed him for two projects.  First, "Project Rookie Card":

The next thing I needed Jim for was my collection of Gold Glove baseballs signed by every living White Sox player to win the award.  Now I just need Ozzie Guillen, Robin Ventura, and Ken Berry.

posted on Friday, December 03, 2010 9:25:29 PM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #   
# Thursday, December 02, 2010
The White Sox have signed former Reds and Nationals slugger Adam Dunn to a 4 year, 56 million dollar contract.  Kenny Williams has been trying to obtain Dunn for quite some time now... and Kenny always gets his man!

According to FanGraphs, Dunn was worth $15.7 million to the Nationals last season.  $14 million a year for his age 31-34 seasons seems about right, as long as the Sox aren't tempted to play him in the outfield.  His defense at first base is acceptable, but in the outfield he is terrible... we're talking Kevin Reimer bad.

Kenny Williams insists that there is still money in the budget to resign Paul Konerko.  If that happens, the Sox should have plenty of offense in 2011, with Konerko and Dunn splitting duties at 1B and DH.

However, there is a downside to this signing.  Dunn is a type A free agent.  This means that the Sox will surrender their first round draft pick in 2011 (#23) to the Nationals.

posted on Thursday, December 02, 2010 9:09:17 PM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #