The White Sox are in a tie for last place, have scored the fewest runs in the American League, and have the second largest (negative) run differential in all of baseball. They are a terrible baseball team.
While I couldn't have predicted they would be this bad, I wasn't even remotely optimistic about the season. Before the Sox had even played a game that counted, I was saying things like this...
Now I can imagine what Gleeman felt like last year with Liriano opening in the pen, Lohse in the rotation, and the left side of the infield [filled] with immobile out-makers.
What's worse is that those in charge were unable to see the poor roster construction, and have been unable to quickly react to the complete dearth of major league talent on the current roster. And if these quotes from Ozzie say anything about the about the future, it's to expect more of the same.
- who think that Scott Podsednik, Darin Erstad, and Jerry Owens are good ballplayers
- who were unable to see that Alex Cintron was begging to be DFA'd as soon as he couldn't throw a ball in spring training, and still carry him on the roster to be substituted for Jim Thome to bat in the 9th inning of a 1-run game
- who compiled a bullpen full of potential, light on substance. (even though we thought it was a good pen at the time)
- who couldn't find room for the recently waived Nick Masset on the 40-man in the middle of the '05 season, but 18 months later thought he was a key piece of the '07 club despite having only a very brief run of success in the minors.