Originally Posted by Golden Sox
1) Hawk compares this season to the 2007 White Sox season. I agree that this has been the worse team we've had since 2007. The difference is in 2007 the White Sox had numerous injuries and the year went down the tubes. With some moves in the off season and a healthy team in 2008, the White Sox were back in the playoffs in 2008. We can't blame injuries this season. Does any body really think this team (if all the players are brought back) is good enough to be in the playoffs in 2014? The White Sox are going to have to make some major moves in the off season to contend in 2014.
2) Todays article in the Sun Times points out the difference between Hawk and Ron/Pizza Man/Scab/Santo. The Hawk was honest in his criticism of the 2013 White Sox team. Santo was a notorious houseman for the Cubs his entire career. (as a player and a radio announcer) He would of NEVER criticised the Cubs team the way Hawk did today. Santo was nothing but a big mouth crybaby who was notorious playing the blame game.
I wouldn't blame injuries, but that's just not true. We've played with the 2,3,4 pitchers all sidelined at some point for extended periods. Konerko, Viciedo and Dunn have all been playing with back issues and Beckham was out for an extended period. This team sucks regardless, but injuries have been a problem. There isn't a team in baseball that contends while losing 3/5ths of their rotation.