Chicago White Sox: Five Things We Have Learned so Far This Season

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Chicago White Sox:  Five Things We Have Learned so Far This Season
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As we enter the middle of June, the Chicago White Sox find themselves in last place in the American League Central and sinking fast.

They currently sit 7.5 games behind the division-leading Detroit Tigers and have given their fans little reason to believe that things will turn around any time soon.

There are a variety of reasons for the ineptitude of the White Sox, but none is more glaring than their inability to score runs.

As a team, they currently rank dead last in the AL in runs scored, RBI, triples, on-base percentage and OPS.

On top of that, they are ranked second to last in hits, doubles, total bases, average and slugging percentage.

Of the 11 main offensive categories, that leaves only one, which is home runs. And there are only two teams in the league that have less than the White Sox.

Is it possible to be this bad offensively?  


Up and down their lineup, the White Sox have guys who simply can't get on base, and even when they do, no one can drive them in.

It's honestly painful to watch, which is why I don't very often.

Sadly, they have gotten pretty solid pitching all year long, but it's generally been wasted.

And their defense—which was outstanding last season—has been less than stellar this year as only three teams in the league have committed more errors.

The calendar still says that the White Sox have plenty of time to turn things around and make a run at the division this year.

After all, it's been repeatedly brought to Sox fans' attention that the 1983 team that won the AL West by 20 games also had a horrific start to the season, but found a way to pick up the pieces.

However, it's tough to imagine this White Sox team doing the same.

Again, it's only June, but they have a lot of work to do, and with their mounting injuries, it's going to be an uphill battle.

Here's a look at five things we have learned, so far, during this disappointing season.

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