Dan Hayes and JJ Stankevitz preview the AL Central heading into the 2013 season and where the White Sox fit in the race - 4/1
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Hi this JJ statements that US cellular field with -- DNA is CSN Chicago dot com White Sox insider and -- we consider our -- that's actually opening day. White Sox have a big challenge ahead of them with the Al central Detroit reloaded in the offseason. -- do you see the Tigers stacking up against the White Sox this year. Look like the tiger's obviously the team to beat me you take that roster from last year. And you just go ahead and bring back Victor Martinez you bring back Anibal Sanchez and all the throwing 310 -- -- disconnected it let's put him right field. I think that Detroit obviously has the class -- the White Sox have lots of group. Not saying they can't do it out a ton of pitching their defense is sound they have enough offense -- as a team that obviously -- first place her 170 days last year so. They've shown they have the potential they just need to finish off. One of the teams that really real loaded in the offseason to his Cleveland. Indians adding Nick Swisher Michael -- couple big pieces there do you think they have the pitching go to compete -- the White Sox you know I mean. Justin Masterson has holidays there and Brett Myers. Who -- staff and as a return irritation. Probably not enough pitching but. This baseball and its present something happens I I still -- -- there that I think that Terry Francona has been in the right direction and I think that there is to be a much better club for sure. Jake Peavy was really impressed with the additions Kansas City made two adding wade Davis and Ervin Santana and of course James Shields who starts today against the White Sox. Does Kansas City have what it takes to maybe make a run at this division. I think everybody is thought all -- all Kansas they lacked was the starting pitching and their bullpen that's exciting that's one reason why there will be the White Sox twelve by eighteen times last year. They can stick in those low scoring games they just seem to have arm after arm. They're good defense and look at his stock that you look at caused her it's a solid -- there. So yes Kansas City probably has what it takes -- -- just they added the -- it wouldn't surprise me to see them be in the race this entire season. And then of course the White Sox have. What they think is a top to bottom pitching staff that can compete they take their lineups good enough and the defense is good enough where where do you see that going this year. I I don't see any reason why the White Sox can't get in the -- teams that make class notes than you did actually wild -- as -- teams get a chance saw last year. -- Was in the last day one knocked the Rangers the wild cards but I think that would have waited AL -- beating each other up I see that in L west a little more room. I don't see why they don't have a shots being hit with a pitch in the -- out and -- good stuff for stand days CSN Chicago back Thomas is JJ segments.