As we begin the All-Star break Chicago’s North and South sides of the town are as different as clouds and sunshine when it comes to baseball. The White Sox have won 25 games out of their last 30 games, while the Cubs have lost 19 out of their last 30 games including a beating this evening from the Los Angeles Dodgers.
The White Sox are in first place in the AL Central by one 1/2 game and 11 games over .500, while the Cubs are nine games out of first and 11 games under .500 with an $140 million plus payroll. Ozzie Guillen is a candidate for manager of the year, while Sweet Lou Piniella has soured with the Cubs and their fans.
Kenny Williams has put together another contender with a White Sox team that is more balanced than the 2005 World Championship team, while Jim Hendry somehow remains employed despite creating one of the biggest financial messes in Chicago baseball history. Even the real Carlos Silva is beginning to surface, a hot-head that lets his emotions control his game. Sounds familiar doesn’t it?
The Sox are buyers and the Cubs are sellers, but is there anyone who wants to buy?