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02-18-2013, 06:13 PM
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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.
Obviously the respected teams did or they would still be there.
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Arguably the best team in the AL? That's an argument you'll never win.
Of course. Spring breeds enternal hope each and every year. But again, each and every year its the same teams on top of the standings.
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Exactly. Beyond Chris Sale, that's a group of mediocre players at best.
Yet, with those same mediocre players, the White Sox always seem to be in the running. Couriously.
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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.
But the White Sox didnt have to re-up their team to be competitive. There in lies the honest truth.

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