Welcome to the 8th of 30 "2008 Team Previews
", where I'm - you guessed it! - offering up a little preview of the 2008 season for each of the teams. Nothing super fancy, (I'm not writing books here munecas), just a few notes on what major moves the teams made over the winter and a thought or two on their upcoming season. I'm going in reverse order of 2007 standings, so next up is....Chicago White Sox
2007 Record: .444 (72-90), 4th place in AL Central
2006 Record: .556 (90-72), 3rd place in AL Central
Who’s Out: Chris Carter (1B), Scott Podsednik (OF), Jon Garland (P), Alex Cintron (INF)
Who’s In: Octavio Dotel (P), Orlando Cabrera (SS), Nick Swisher (OF/1B), Scott Linebrink (P), Carlos Quentin (OF), Alexei Ramirez (2B)
Notes: The Sox have been struggling like a turtle on its back for 3 years now, and despite their efforts to bring in some power and shore up their relief staff a bit, I don't envision a return to glory this year. They made two good trades, acquiring Linebrink and Swisher, but is that enough? Methinks not. They would be better off selling off their veterans - perhaps to the Mets, who are the new old Yankees when it comes to veterans - and rebuilding for a few years.
Besides that, Ozzie Guillen is batshit insane.
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