Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 10/2/12
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The hope for the Chicago White Sox players was they wouldn't have to start talking about tough decisions the organization has to make this winter or the current roster being broken up until late October -- not on the first night of the month. However, even though the Sox finally won, pounding the Cleveland Indians 11-0, they were eliminated from playoff contention when the Detroit Tigers beat the Kansas City Royals 6-3 to clinch the AL Central championship. The Sox have no one to blame but themselves, considering that they have lost 10 of their last 13 games, making the 117-day grasp they had on first place this summer feel somewhat meaningless. That also meant the players will now have to start answering questions about their future, with catcher A.J. Pierzynski starting things off Sunday, discussing his pending free agency, and the attention shifting to pitcher Gavin Floyd on Monday. Floyd (11-11, 4.47 ERA) was on the disabled list twice this season with a sore right elbow...
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