Chicago White Sox 09-10 Season Recap
The Chicago White Sox were neck and neck with the Minnesota Twins in the American League Central title race until the final month of the season.
The White Sox just fell apart down the stretch, and the losses seemed to pile up a lot faster after the team acquired Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Manny Ramirez, oddly enough.
Chicago's inconsistency was ultimately its undoing. Outfielder Carlos Quentin battled injuries all season and never was able to be a dependable bat in the lineup. He did produce some power, but his batting average was low the entire season.
The biggest bright spot for Chicago was the phenomenal season from veteran first baseman Paul Konerko, who single-handedly carried the team at times. He finished the year as one of the top run producers in the American League.
Outfielder Juan Pierre also played well, and he went from being a role player to starting most of the team's games. Pierre's ability to create havoc on the basepaths added a new element to Chicago's offensive attack.
The White Sox will now have to make sure they re-sign Konerko in the offseason and also possibly sign another big bat to solidify the middle of their lineup.