While most discussion throughout the last couple days has focused on the Miami Marlins selling off nearly all of their assets and the re-loaded Blue Jays north of the border, there’s also a discussion to be had about what the reported massive trade means for Toronto’s competition, the American League East division.
The White Sox are in first place in the AL Central Division large in part because of “the comeback kids” who have all blown away our greatest expectations for 2012. It’s fairly clear that the American League’s “Comeback Player of the Year Award” will be given to one of the south siders – it’s just not perfectly clear who.
With just under a month left in the 2012 regular season, it’s strange that we’re discussing Axelrod and fellow spot starter Hector Santiago in such great detail for a team competing for a division title. But it’s looking like they’re both going to be important down the stretch.
Currently standing at 13-3 with a 2.59 ERA, Chris Sale has catapulted himself into the conversation of the league’s best.
Manager Robin Ventura sat Paul Konerko on Wednesday so he could get two days of rest with the off day today, and after the game Ventura revealed that that Konerko was indeed mildly concussed.