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02-18-2013, 05:57 PM
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Originally Posted by Martini View Post

This isnt the Blue Jays, who have picked their players off of scrap heaps from others teams generosities. The White Sox are one of the two main teams in their division and have more home grown talent on their roster from excellent drafting by getting players who can help them right now instead of waiting for somebody to develop, and by actually using LA scouting to the best of its abilities. Lets not get ahead of ourselves.

Ventura was gift wrapped a great team for no other reason other then he was one of Jerrys favorite players.

Now, he has the experience. This is arguably the best team in the AL as od right now.
Scrap heaps? I'm not sure anyone but you considers Jose Reyes, Josh Johnson, Mark Buehrle or Emilio Bonifacio scraps, never mind the reigning NL Cy Young winner.

Arguably the best team in the AL? That's an argument you'll never win.
Originally Posted by MurrayBannerman View Post
Sale, Beckham, Jones, Santiago, Reed, and Morel are their only drafted, "home grown" guys on their expected roster...

Looks like they really hit it out of the park there.
Exactly. Beyond Chris Sale, that's a group of mediocre players at best.

The White Sox were already a weak team who fell on their face in a weak division. The Tigers got better with replacing Young with Vic Martinez, the Royals improved their pitching staff significantly which was their Achilles heel, and the Indians improved their lineup a fair amount. Still not a great pitching staff, but luckily for them, they play in the same division as the Twins and White Sox and will be able to feast on a weak lineup on a pretty regular basis.

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