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Chicago White Sox Still Have Some Big Time Problems

Posted by sportsmaven on May 23, 2011

If you were one of the 25,081 that watched today’s Chicago White Sox game against the financial juggernaut Los Angeles Dodgers, you have to be fully aware that after 48 games, the Sox still have some big time problems. Sure, the Sox have had a really nice run over the past few weeks, but despite having to hide all the valuables in advance of a visit from Dodgers owner Frank McCourt this past weekend, the Sox still have some high profile “glitches” on the championship bandwagon, most notably:

Starting pitching, especially John Danks receives little support from the hitters and even less support from the bullpen.

The outfield defense has been a hot mess, just witness Juan Pierre’s left field adventures.

The Sox biggest acquisition (literally) 1B/DH Adam Dunn is hitting just .190 approaching June, including an 0-30 against left-handers for the season.

Closer? Anyone find a closer in that clusterf&$k of a bullpen? Sergio Santos was the latest sacrifice to the Gods of Closers. Apparently his scoreless innings pitched streak was the only casuality of the May 21st Rapture.

Despite all the issues, the Sox are closing ground like Animal Kingdom on a dirt track, as its May 22nd, they are only nine games out of first, two games out of second and looking at their nemesis the Minnesota Twins fading badly in their rear view mirror. If the Sox could only play inter league schedule all year. They would be 43-5 by now.

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