Originally Posted by dickallen15
Rios probably goes down a bit. Flowers probably has a tough time matching AJ last year, but if Konerko stays healthy, and Dunn can hit .220, and either Ramirez or Beckham improve, considering the Sox got a .600 OPS out of 3B, and still were 4th in the AL in runs, even more than the Tigers, the offense should be fine.
The bench is very weak. Already Boston and Tampa have lost their DH for 6 weeks. What happens when the White Sox lose a starter for 6 weeks? Say Rios or Dunn or Paulie. The offense has some weak spots w the projected starters. If a bench player has to play for an extended time, I think the offense is in trouble.
To your point I think Beckham or Ramirez improves but DeAza may go the opposite way and i think Flowers is a .220 hitter.