But it wasn’t Guillen who drew the ire of the preseason predictors who tabbed the Sox as a below average operation. It was Williams. ESPN’s Rob Neyer called for the team to win 75 games before the season and believes the White Sox are what should have been expected and that Williams’ assertion the team is underachieving is off-base. FanGraphs’ Dave Cameron ripped Williams for his direct role in the club’s performance due to their lack of talent, not their underachievement. (Guess that’s the last time Williams listens to Cammy when it comes to player advice, eh?) Like always, hindsight is 20/20 but there’s a good chance if the predictors were offered a mulligan on their outlook on the White Sox, they would have taken it. Do you think given the opportunity, on August 22nd with Jake Peavy on his way back and the club at 63-60, would anyone stick to their 75-win prediction? Maybe the most stubborn but not many. …
September 27, 2009
They are who we thought they’d be?
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