Originally Posted by DirtySox
An aside, this is why the Sox need(ed) to sign a competent DH this year. Trading off top prospects for a bat mid-season will not be pretty.
I can agree to this.
And, as we've seen in recent years, when the SOX start the season with a relatively-complete team [2005/2008], they tend to compete. When they have huge gaping holes [as in 2007, 2009, and possibly 2010] the results have not been as good.
What's more is that I don't recall a midseason pickup being crucial to turning the SOX's fortunes in recent years. Griffey, Jr. was not the reason why the SOX won the division in 2008, for example. Similarly, neither Rios nor Peavy were able to turn the tide for the 2009 White Sox.