Posted on: February 14, 2009 6:17 pm

White Sox ST Battles

The White Sox are going to struggle to start the year. They will have a good 2nd half, but it won't be enough.

CF: Dewayne Wise vs. Brian Anderson vs. Jerry Owens   According to the fantasy leagues Wise has the lead. This would make no sense to me. Anderson is not going to win it so I would have gone with Jerry Owens. IS there something I am missing here. JErry Owens is the one who hasn't failed yet.

4th and 5th SP: Bartolo Colon vs. Lance Broadway vs. Clayton Richard vs. Aaron Pordea vs. Jeff Marquez.  Marquez has good potential, but won't be in the MLB until August. Pordea was a first round pick ,but likely won't be heavily competing either. Lance Broadway has a high ERA, but I think he will get one spot. Richard has a high ERA as well and a bad record. The two will fight it out in the spring. Colon and Broadway get it.

7th RP: Ehren Wassermann vs. Clayton Richard vs. Kelvin Jimenez vs. John Van Benschoten vs. Franklyn German vs. Many minor league options   I would got with Richard just over Wassermann here.

Back up Catcher: Chris Stewart vs. Tyler Flowers vs. Corky Miller and his .083 AVG... I really don't know who to choose here. Chris Stewart might be the only option.

I'll assume the two losers of the CF job will both make it.

Notable players not on roster: Ben Broussard, Dayan Viciedo, Brent Lillibridge, Tler Flowers, Corky Miller, First Rounders Aaron Pordea and Gordon Beckham, Jeff Marquez, Franklyn German, John Van Benschoten, Ehren Wassermann,  Brad Salmon, Jhonny Nunez, Kelvin Jimenez, Jayson Nix

15 Day DL: Ryan Z. Braun     60 Day DL: Jose Contreras

A. J. Pierzynski, Paul Konerko, Alexei Casilla, Chris Getz, Josh Fields, Carlos Quentin, Jerry Owens, Jermaine Dye, Jim Thome    Wilson Betemit, Chris Stewart, Brian Anderson, DeWayne Wise

Mark Buehrle, Gavin Floyd, John Danks, Bartolo Colon, Lance Broadway      Bobby Jenks, Ocatavio Dotel, Scott Linebrink, Matt Thorton, D. J. Carasco, Mike M. MacDougal, Clayton Richard

This team looks really weak at 2B and CF with young players destines to struggle at SS and 3B. They don't have a reliable backup catcher. Their bench is good, but Betemit might be the best power hitter even though Wise isn't terrible. The bullpen is one of the few bright spots. I think the hole will be too deep. They will finish 3rd. They will switch spots with the Tigers at the end.

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