2011 has been an up-and-down year for the Chicago White Sox—with a lot more emphasis on the "down" part of the year.
The offseason was lauded as being highly positive, and the White Sox were going to be "all in" to advance to the playoffs and challenge the AL East monsters.
So after lots of spending and "big moves," the White Sox find themselves in third place of the mediocre AL Central, under .500, and all but eliminated from postseason contention.
With the Twins struggling for once, the White Sox blew their opportunity to take the division crown, and there are many reasons why.
Here are the biggest reasons for this year's massive failure, and how to fix it so Sox fans don't have to deal with a miserable 2012 season.