Originally Posted by blandman
When all is said and done, I doubt we'll have any more than 2 of the top fifty starters. It would be nice if that was wrong, but I have a hard time believing we will. The stuff isn't there.
That remains to be seen, I suppose. There is a case to be made. I didn't say we were for sure the worse, but we're also getting our asses handed to us by one of those teams. We're at least in the conversation.
Because it is a rivalry game, I think some Chicago based fans over-react to the Cubs series. The White Sox took 2 out of 3 off Boston last week, one of the better teams in baseball. They then swept Miami which is one of the teams with a terrible record and may be getting swept by the Cubs.
I don't think any of those series individually means they are a good team that beat Boston and Miami or a bad team that lost a series to the Cubs. They are still a team that has good pitching with weak hitting and defense. Which if we don't see a major change , usually translates to a .500 team--middle of the pack.