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Kiss 'Em Goodbye: Chicago White Sox

Underachieving stars Adam Dunn and Alex Rios must rebound in 2012

Originally Published: September 24, 2011
By Baseball Prospectus, Jim Bowden and Dan Szymborski | ESPN Insider
Ozzie GuillenTasos Katopodis/Getty ImagesManager Ozzie Guillen's future with the White Sox is tenuous at best.

Kiss 'Em Goodbye is a series focusing on MLB teams as their postseason dreams fade -- whether in September (or before), the league division series, league championship series or World Series. It combines a broad overview from Baseball Prospectus, a front-office take from former MLB GM Jim Bowden, a best- and worst-case scenario ZiPS projection for 2012 from Dan Szymborski and Kevin Goldstein's farm-system overview.

Today we bid farewell to the Chicago White Sox, who signed Adam Dunn and watched the high-profile free agent lose complete confidence at the plate. His struggles mirrored the team's, as a horrific start put the White Sox in a hole from which they never fully emerged.


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