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02-14-2003, 06:56 PM
Good Jason Stark article...
Here's some clips...

Most improved teams (AL)
1. White Sox
2. Yankees
3. Athletics

Of all the teams in the big leagues that finished .500 or better last year, the White Sox had the highest team ERA (4.53). Now Bartolo Colon and Mark Buehrle give them the best left-right tag team east of Johnson-and-Schilling-ville. Throw in tireless new closer Billy Koch and bullpen depth in Flash Gordon and Rick White, and a team that scored the third-most runs in the big leagues is suddenly constructed for October -- if it can get there.

Best free-agent signings (minor-league contract division)
1. Brian Daubach, White Sox (believe it or not, owns four straight years of 20+ HRs).

Best trades
1. White Sox get a 20-game winner in Bartolo Colon for zero irreplaceable parts, and help Yankees stick it to the Red Sox, in one fell swoop.

Most intriguing spring stories (AL)
3. What happened to the AL Central (where the Twins have become the Indians, the Indians have become the Twins, the Tigers and Royals sign autographs in invisible ink, and the White Sox ask if there's life after Comiskey Park)?

02-14-2003, 09:17 PM
Another article solely on the WhiteSox on their spring training and last year... White Sox Spring Training (http://msn.espn.go.com/mlb/hotstove2003/whitesox.html)

02-15-2003, 01:49 PM
It's great to see a baseball writer at ESPN throw a little love the White Sox's way. Normally all I here about is the Yanks, Red Sox, Braves, Mets, Dodgers, & Cubs.