Paul Konerko Only Exciting Thing On South Side

andy mungerCorrespondent IMay 9, 2010

NEW YORK - MAY 02:  Paul Konerko #14 of the Chicago White Sox bats against the New York Yankees on May 2, 2010 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City. The Yankees defeated the White Sox 12-3.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
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   So far with the exception of Paul Konerko baseball has been dull on the South Side in April. The Sox are major underachieving so far this season and once again hopes for a Chicago -St Louis world series is fading early. The White Sox offense is so weak that even Ozzie has to sit up and take notice on his disastrous new small ball methods. The Chicago White Sox clearly miss the  and veteran leadership that a Jermaine Dye and Jim Thome had provided for years.

  People don't realize how veterans ca help a young struggling ball player like Gordan Beckham. He could of got some good advice how to handle his sophomore slump from players he could clearly look up to like the two we refused to resign. Now he only has a Paul Konerko to go to for years of hitting advice. Speaking of Paul Konerko, he is playing like a man whose contract is up this season. He has already almost matched half of last years home run total. He is leading the league in home runs and looks unstoppable. Unfortunately, he is the only one having a real solid season offensively and sooner or later pitchers will really pitch around him. Andrew Jones may pick up the slack with his good play, but the offense is clearly lacking something. Juan Pierre has been a total bust and the Sox need to replace that right away.

   I think jake peavy will really turn it around and am retty confident the pitching staff is going to be solid. The earmarks for a strong championship division team is still here. This tea. just needs to add a little more offense and give up on this small ball play. Good defense and good pitching will help the team make the playoffs, but unless the team starts hitting the Sox will finish up in the middle again this year.