State of the Central: Chicago White Sox
The 2013 edition of the Chicago White Sox can only be described as an utter disappointment. After the team stayed in contention for most of last season before sputtering, this years team has failed to live up to last years potential. And with the farm system lacking impact prospects, they may need to part with Paul Konerko among other veterans, which means it could be a long summer in Chicago.
2013 Reord: 33-47, 5th in the AL Central, 10 ½ games out of first place (As of July 2nd)
What’s going right: The White Sox have had hardly anything go their way so far to start the season. Chris Sale has stayed healthy all year and looks poised to lead the White Sox rotation for many years to come.
What’s going wrong: The bullpen hasn’t been able to hold leads. The pitching staff has been hit hard with injuries, and the lineup has underperformed. Adam Dunn is up to his old tricks, striking out nearly half of his at bats. Paul Konerko hasn’t been healthy for most of the season. staff bulldog Jake Peavy has been injured for a good deal of the season as well. This team seems to become disinterested when they face any sort of adversity, and many times if they give up a big inning early they seem to give up.
Trade Deadline Target: The White Sox will assuredly try to trade some of their veteran players at the Trade Deadline. The only question is who would be interested considering the amount of bad contracts currently on the roster. Any trade they pursue would be to try to replenish their farm system, desperately in need of young talent.
Bold Prediction: The White Sox will stay in last place for the entire season. They will find a few players to trade at the Trade Deadline, but it will be an otherwise quiet season for the 90 loss Chicago White Sox.