I put the “Clearance Sale” on the front of this in order to entice MySoxSummer to read it and maybe even buy into it. It’s no secret that the White Sox were able to crush lefty pitching last year. But there was a definite fall off in production against RHP. Since we’re looking at team stats, we can focus right in on the runs produced. The Sox produced a run every 5.6 plate appearances against lefties, but only every 8.15 plate appearances against righties. This is made worse by the pitchers in the division. If current rosters were set right now, 14 of the 20 SP in their division are RHP. All 5 of the Cleveland Spiders’ starters are right handed. Making this predicament even worse, this is the latest picture we have from the front office.
But don’t you worry, I know how to make you feel better or possibly worse. Either way, let’s look at some options that won’t break the bank, but may just work.