The 2011 Chicago White Sox were supposedly “all in” according to their 2011 marketing campaign, but it seems they may have been bluffing.
Heading into September, the White Sox currently stand six games behind the Detroit Tigers with their chances of winning the division getting slimmer by the day.
With 28 games left in the season they need to win about 75 percent of their games and hope that Detroit plays .500 ball the rest of the way, just to have a chance.
In other words, don’t bet on it.
In spring training it appeared—on paper, at least—that the Sox were the team to beat in the AL Central. So how could a team of this caliber struggle all year just to stay above the .500 mark?
Well, it probably depends on who you ask, but here are a few reasons that I think most fans can agree on.