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|White Sox Hope to Regroup, Deliver on Promise
|CHICAGO (AP) -- The Chicago White Sox were the fashionable pick in the American League Central, the team that seemed poised to jump to the top of the division.
They didn't envision staggering into the All-Star break at 44-48 and third in the division after making all that noise in the offseason. Yet that's exactly where they're at as they take a few days to breathe deep and reflect on a nightmare they hope is ending.
With a $126 million payroll, they were aiming high after signing slugger Adam Dunn to a four-year, $56 million contract and re-signing Paul Konerko and A.J. Pierzynski. "All In" is their slogan, but so far, it seems more like an empty promise.
Manager Ozzie Guillen says it's "very disappointing." Even so, first place is still in sight.
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