“If we’re going to compete, we have to build a team to beat Minnesota. I said that in Spring Training, and people thought I was crazy,” Guillen said.
It will be essential to realize both the White Sox and Minnesota play in the American League, a league that uses a Designated Hitter that bats instead of the pitcher. So don’t give greater weight to the 9 games at NL parks instead of the 153 at AL parks.
“There’s one thing about baseball, or myself — maybe the way I am, what I do, the way I talk — when I say something, people don’t really believe it.”
Can it be your actions? Like rejecting your best hitter and letting your division rival grab him? Or that freakin Juan Pierre is one of the top five or two favorite White Sox players. Better than Frank Thomas, Jim Thome, John Danks, Mark Buehrle or Jermaine Dye?
UPDATE: I adjusted the ‘favorite players’ comment. I thought it was top two, but it was top five or two.