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2009 White Sox Smell of 2007 Sox

Published by on May 18, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

Before the season most experts pegged the White Sox to finish fourth in the AL Central and some even said last place, and after the first month-and-a-half of the '09 season it looks like they will be correct.

During the offseason, Kenny Williams realized the Sox had to get younger and he had to cut some payroll, as most teams did with the struggling economy.

Williams dealt headache Javy Vazquez for powerful catching prospect Tyler Flowers and career pinch runner Brent Lillibridge. Williams also dealt Nick Swisher for Jeffrey Marquez and utility man Wilson Betemit.

The moves made perfect sense and the Sox ended up getting good value in each deal, but dealing them essentially ended any hope for the 2009 se...

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