The White Sox's offense is probably in for a regression in 2006, but Thome, if he's able to draw walks and clout homers in the manner of his old self, will stem the decline. Chicago needs that to happen if they're to fend off the fast-rising Indians.Due for a regression? The Sox offense was pretty brutal for much of the season in '05. The only player who had a career high in OPS+ was Paul Konerko, and his '05 numbers were very comparable to '04. The Sox managed just 741 runs in '05, good for just 9th in the AL.
Perry is usually ripped at a couple of other Sox webites, generally without merit. This time, however, his comment has little basis in fact. Rip away guys.