The Chicago White Sox slowly, but surly, pulled themselves up front the bottom of the AL Central division to a point where they could potentially make a run if a few things go their way.
Over the offseason, the White Sox made a big push to sign Adam Dunn while also bringing back Paul Konerko and A.J. Pierzynski. When the team was able to do all that and looked like a championship caliber team, GM Kenny Williams got plenty of credit.
There seems to be a quiet optimism among Chicago White Sox fans that their team will dig themselves out of the hole they put themselves in and compete for the division title.
The Chicago White Sox’s “All In” approach to the 2011 season hasn’t gone as planned. At 27-31, and third in the AL Central, the team will have some difficult decisions to make as the trade deadline nears.
The Chicago White Sox had a big offseason, largely due to the signing of free agent slugger Adam Dunn. The idea of Dunn in a lineup with Paul Konerko and Alexei Ramirez got fans excited, but the lineup fans expected hasn’t fully materialized.
The White Sox got off to a horrific start to the 2011 season, but seem to have turned things around, winning their last five series. Sitting eight games back of the Indians which is the truer version of the White Sox: early season or the last five series?
At halftime of the Sunday night’s game, the Chicago Bulls and the Miami Heat were tied with 48 points apiece. But when time expired at the end of the fourth quarter, the Heat were looking at an ugly 21-point loss.
The Chicago Bulls’ 100-88 loss to the Atlanta Hawks raised some questions and concerns as the series now shifts back to Chicago, all knotted up at two games apiece.
The Chicago White Sox are an unimpressive 10-16 and rank in the bottom half of Major League Baseball in most offensive and pitching statistics.
In his eighth season as manager of the Chicago White Sox, Ozzie Guillen has a 607-543 record, two division titles, two playoff appearances and one World Series title.
Paul Konerko, Adam Dunn and Alex Rios are going to be big parts of the Chicago White Sox’s success this season. But equally important might be the play of Carlos Quentin and Gordon Beckham.
The Chicago White Sox have high expectations coming in to the 2011 season, that’s what happens when the front office has an aggressive offseason.
When the Chicago White Sox break their spring training camp they’ll do so with only 11, opposed to their usual 12 pitchers. But when Jake Peavy returns, that number might have to go back to what it normally is.
On Thursday, the Chicago White Sox named Brent Morel their starting third baseman. While it seems as if Morel beat out Mark Teahen based on their spring training performances, the job may have been decided much sooner.
When the Chicago White Sox traded for former Cy Young winner Jake Peavy, it was seen as a no brainer that would give the organization one of the most dominant pitchers in the league.
The expectations for the Chicago White Sox are high this season. The organization has already declared that they’re “All In,” in their pursuit of a championship.
So far this spring everything has gone better than expected with Jake Peavy’s return from a serious injury that knocked him out of most of last season.
The first 2011 matchup in the Chicago White Sox-Chicago Cubs rivalry will take place on Friday. In the past, the rivalry has been just as fierce on the field as in the stands, but that may not be the case anymore.
The Chicago White Sox were one of the most aggressive teams during free agency, the team was able to sign free agent slugger Adam Dunn and re-sign Paul Konerko. But with that offseason success comes pressure for the manager.
This offseason the Chicago Cubs weren’t able to chase any of the big name free agents because the team is already bogged down with big contracts for under-producing players.