White Sox Handle Good Teams, Struggle Massively vs. the Bad Ones

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The Boston Red Sox were everyone’s preseason champions, and up until the last few days, one of the hottest teams in major league baseball. It was the 27-31 Chicago White Sox who cooled them off, sweeping the BoSox in Fenway. This makes it seven in a row white over red. Chicago is starting to own Boston in the same manner the Minnesota Twins own them.

Or how the New York Yankees own the Twins in the postseason. The White Sox season has now been upgraded from nightmarish train wreck to mediocre with some rays of hope. They’ve passed up the Kansas City Royals for third place in the AL Central, and are currently within striking distance of reaching .500 and catching the second place Detroit Tigers.

But one number sums up their season more than any other.

By Paul M. Banks

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White Sox Signings Show Sights Set on Series Run in ’11

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Two months into the off-season, Chicago White Sox brass offered no clue as to the direction they were taking the team in 2011.  This week, they not only revealed their plan, but made roster moves with the passion and vigor of a Black Friday shopper seeking a $300, 40-inch TV.

Bobby Jenks? He gone!  Scott Linebrink? Traded to Atlanta.  J.J. Putz, declines arbitration and seeks big free agent dollars.  Welcome back A.J. Pierzynski, at a reduced cost.  And oh yeah, we also added a slugger who has hit at least 38 homers every season since 2004 in Adam Dunn.  And as this story is written, the White Sox are also believed to be the frontrunners of all MLB for slugger Paul Konerko.

By: Soxman

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