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White Sox facing dreaded 'T' word

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08:11 AM ET 01.21 | The early returns aren't all that promising on the South Side. On opening day last season, the White Sox carried a payroll of $96.9 million. Today they stand more than $20 million higher, and all they have to show for it is a 32-year-old who has gotten full-time at-bats once in his career. ... [The] White Sox are staring at a potential transition year. Already gone are one stalwart (catcher A.J. Pierzynski, to the Rangers) and three midseason acquisitions, Kevin Youkilis (New York), Brett Myers (Cleveland) and Francisco Liriano (Pittsburgh, ostensibly). Now comes the part where the White Sox have to win with even lesser personnel than the group that blew a playoff spot in 2012.

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January 21, 2013  08:53 AM ET

That's just hot the cookie crumbles.

January 21, 2013  08:54 AM ET
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That's just hot the cookie crumbles.

how* would also work

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January 21, 2013  09:10 AM ET
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The dreaded "C" word. The Sox are going Cubs

Not quite yet. It's funny how the writer of this articles thinks losing Youkilis, Myers and Liriano is bad. Those are not good players.

January 21, 2013  09:10 AM ET
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Not quite yet. It's funny how the writer of this articles thinks losing Youkilis, Myers and Liriano is bad. Those are not good players.

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January 21, 2013  09:54 AM ET

This could be the best race in baseball this year in the AL Central Division between the Sox, Twinkles, Tribe, and Royals, who will finish second in the division.

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January 21, 2013  10:32 AM ET
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This could be the best race in baseball this year in the AL Central Division between the Sox, Twinkles, Tribe, and Royals, who will finish second in the division.

People forget the White Sox were in first place for a majority of last season before the Tigers barely passed them by. Let's just wait for the games to be played before we just say who will win the division.

January 21, 2013  10:33 AM ET
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Even AJ is an old catcher who was playing for a good contract last season...maybe he'll keep playing well, but I wouldn't be surprised if he fell apart.

He has been one of the most durable catchers in the league during his tenure. I see him playing the same amount of games. Are his offensive numbers going to be as good as last years? Probably not. However, he is going from one hitter's park to another, but in a much hotter climate.

January 21, 2013  10:49 AM ET
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He has been one of the most durable catchers in the league during his tenure. I see him playing the same amount of games. Are his offensive numbers going to be as good as last years? Probably not. However, he is going from one hitter's park to another, but in a much hotter climate.

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January 21, 2013  10:55 AM ET
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He has been one of the most durable catchers in the league during his tenure. I see him playing the same amount of games. Are his offensive numbers going to be as good as last years? Probably not. However, he is going from one hitter's park to another, but in a much hotter climate.

sometimes players need a change of weather to relax and have fun, plus the heat its a good vitamine for the skin,,,,

January 21, 2013  10:57 AM ET
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sometimes players need a change of weather to relax and have fun, plus the heat its a good vitamine for the skin,,,,

Yeah, that hot sunny climate brings that melanoma vitamin.

January 21, 2013  10:59 AM ET

yes pieerzynski would had been a perfect fit in the bronx except he caught the yanks in the wrong time the wrong business day, with the biggest issues as is the budget,,

January 21, 2013  11:01 AM ET

francisco liriano still not been signed,,words are saying liriano has a weak pitching arm and the pirates refuse to take any risk with it!!!

 
January 21, 2013  11:03 AM ET
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This could be the best race in baseball this year in the AL Central Division between the Sox, Twinkles, Tribe, and Royals, who will finish second in the division.

yes, there is a high hope in the indians and the royals to finish first in their weak division but what do i know??
last year angels and rangers were favorites in their west division,,,and none of them made it to the playoffs,,,,,,the A's were the biggest surprise though!!!

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