I recall Noneck making that point I think a few weeks ago. He said Detroit has three 'superstars' Verlander, Fielder and Cabrera, guys who can put a club on their back and carry them. He wondered who on the Sox was capable of taking charge and pushing the team across the finish line.
And I agree it would be sickening to blow a playoff spot because a Royals pitching staff that ranks near the bottom in most categories held the Sox to three runs or less in 11 (it might be 12 - I don't have the info in front of me here in the studio) of the 18 games. That's disgusting.