We are starting to really look snakebit, but we're not done yet. We lost the American League MVP and then promptly took 2 of 3 from the league's best team. Now we've lost 2 in a row to the league's hottest team with one of the best pitching staffs.
Losing Paulie will hurt, but although he had shown some signs of heating up lately, he has really not been good all year, and the Sox played some of their best baseball this year when he was hurt before. Swisher going to first and Anderson going to Center will improve our defense and speed. Offensively, we've definitely lost some thunder, but we still have Dye and Thome. I really think everything will depend upon our pitching anyway, which looks especially bleak tonight because it was the 5th starter's turn. On the other hand, Javy pitched well this afternoon.
I'm not saying we're going to the World Series (Hawk), but I think we still can certainly win the Central.