Originally posted on Midwest Sports Fans  |  Last updated 2/21/12
There are a lot of reasons for even the most optimistic White Sox fans to be pessimistic about the 2012 season. Below this picture of the most laughable thumbs up in baseball history is an incomplete list of the reasons for pessimism, bulleted in no particular order off the top of my head. Our manager has no experience at his job. Adam Dunn is coming off, literally, the worst year ever for a hitter. Alex Rios has had a couple of good months as a White Sox, that’s it. We’re counting on at least 25-30 starts from oft-injured Jake Peavy. We need solid seasons from Dayan Viciedo and Alejandro de Aza, neither of whom have ever put together a solid full season at the major league level. Paul Konerko is a year older. The Tigers signed Prince Fielder – which they’ll likely regret in a few years, but which could be monstrous in 2012. The Royals are loaded with talent and ready to burst out. No more Mark Buehrle. There are plenty more (like the White Sox 30th-ranked farm system and project...
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