The Chicago White Sox have been disgustingly horrible at times this season. With Alex Rios, Juan Pierre, and Adam Dunn struggling mightily, no wonder the White Sox are sitting in third place in the AL Central.
Currently, the ChiSox are five games back of the Detroit Tigers. Cleveland is sitting right behind Detroit.
The starting rotation has had its up's and down's. It still remains to be seen whether or not Jake Peavy can stay healthy. John Danks himself is currently on the disabled list. Gavin Floyd has struggled but Phil Humber has maintained an effective status quo.
The White Sox are lacking the ability to score runs due to inefficient hitting. Dunn and Pierre have been disappointing while Rios continues to relapse into a mediocre slugger. Carlos Quentin is aging but he is dependable.
On the other hand, Paul Konerko is one of the best first basemen in all of baseball. Alexei Ramirez is holding his own as well.
If the White Sox can cure the ills that have plagued the starting rotation and put the bat on the ball in a more respectful fashion, look out. The bullpen woes might then appear to be more minuscule. Sergio Santos might not be the long-term solution at closer but word out of Chicago is that they are in the market for more bullpen help. Ryan Madson or Heath Bell anybody?