What the fuck is going on in Chicago? I usually like to quiet the impulse inside of me that wants to scream that I'd be more capable of managing a team then the current staff, but the White Sox are testing me. So let's review.
|John Danks, reflecting my bewilderment|
It hasn't been entirely disastrous. Returning to the rebuilding motif, the Sox shed reliever Jason Frasor and declining outfielder Carlos Quentin for a handful prospects. These mild concessions to logic aside, the future doesn't look good for the south side of Chicago. The White Sox have what is widely acclaimed as the worst farm system in all of Major League Baseball. The team has done a monumentally bad job acquiring and developing young talent and the time is coming up fast where that backwards strategy is going to bite them in the ass.
Not that they had much of a choice with Detroit emerging as the divisional powerhouse, but the Sox set themselves up for futility for 2012, and beyond. I smell pink slips.