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Postby cwebb » Tue Jul 01, 2003 4:23 pm

So what do you think does the acquisition of Roberto Alomar mean for the White Sox? Will Jimenez get benched? Will the White Sox improve and make a run for the playoffs?

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Postby pilambp » Tue Jul 01, 2003 4:57 pm

For the most part, the White Sox have horribly underperformed. If they were in any other division, they would be out of it for sure. But because of the weak teams in the AL Central, they still have a shot at pulling it all together. I think that Magglio Ordonez will be key for them. He has traditionally been a second half player, and if he heats up the rest of the offense could easily follow suit. Joe Crede's minor league numbers say that he can't be this bad. I know that he opted out of playing winter ball this year, and it seems that the time off made him rusty. I expected a slump to begin the season, but now we are into July and it's getting ridiculous. Frank Thomas has played very well, easily the team MVP at this point. Konerko has been horrible. His amazing first half last year created unrealistic expectations as to what to expect from him, but his slump has reached epic proportions. The White Sox can only hope he pulls his act together and raises his average over .240 by the end of the season. The pitching has not been as bad as the numbers look. Alomar should bring better defense with him, which should help Mark Beuhrle a lot. If Colon improves a bit and even if Loaiza falls off a bit, they can contend for the division championship.
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