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I -- Barrett a rocket it is that after another edition of the -- hot corner and please be joined by foxsports.com senior baseball writer Ken Rosenthal the breakdown what is happening. In the American League can. The rays David Price became the American League's first nine game winner he also leads the league -- ERA in. Right out his full second full season in the majors so is it too early to include the 24 year old among the top lefties in baseball. Maybe a little bit early but he certainly is make your case for himself in of the way. We talk about the top left handers I think at the start with CC sabathia Johan Santana in Cliff Lee with league right now being pre emanating guy. On the next year is Jon -- and not because he is necessarily worst pitcher than any of those guys. In fact you might be better than all of them but -- but he's a little bit younger not quite as established. And then on the next group below with some of the -- left handers David Price would be headed back class. He continues to pitch at this level yes he is going to be one of the top left handers no question. But really the story with the rays is the entire rotation. In the American League they have three of the top fourteen ERA in four of the top 43. It's virtually their entire rotation. The rotation ERA of 3.2 four entering Thursday's play leads the league my -- half run per game. By half from for a game that's it's monstrous when you look at those stats and I team over team but talk some offense here the Rangers they sign Vladimir Guerrero in the offseason and boy black guys got it looked done but he appears to be back in All-Star form leading the team and in several offensive categories -- what's been the key to Vlad resurgence this year. He is always had great in Arlington and the ball park there he just lost but -- the same time that's only part of the story here. The larger part of the story is that like Guerrero is finally healthy. Remember last year he was limited to a hundred teams because of the shoulder issues in knee issues. He took greater care of himself in the offseason. Worked harder strength needs. And clearly now we are seeing. A player who was much like the old flat. You credit the Rangers a few of their scouts noticed that lad still had something left last season and whereas most of baseball but. He's in physical decline. The Rangers thought differently. In the reaping the rewards. Absolutely as a big bat in the middle very strong lineup. -- -- wanna talk about the White Sox they've really been one of baseball's biggest disappointments this year general manager Ken Williams says he is ready to make changes so. Tell me how you think this say if this means overhauling the entire roster or might he mean Ozzie Guillen is is Ozzie and -- Well at the White Sox it's always all of the above what you're asking about the possibilities. But the first thing that's going to happen year will be some -- Now how extensive will they be. I would expect a white flag scenario where the White Sox trade off all of their veterans as many as they can and basically give up on the season. What Williams will try to do is perhaps get better on the fly. Not that he necessarily expects the team to contend but he is not a man to concede. So they could trade some of their potential free agent Paul Konerko AJ Pierzynski JJ put on June Jones even Freddy Garcia. But I don't know that they're going to do anything particularly drastic. And I would expect in the deal that they make -- try to get something back of substance your Major League ready in return. Now as for the manager of the -- is signed through 2012. He is perpetually on the hot -- But I won't be surprised that the White Sox the anything with him at least before the end of the season. That dynamic there with Ken -- of the GM and doesn't mean he's always bought. It's been particularly bottle this season going back spring training. But Jerry Reinsdorf the owner has great affection and longstanding personal relationships with both men. He benign situation as always but I don't expect that the blow up anytime. I can doesn't Dolly appreciate the insights and don't forget foxsports.com has you covered brought your baseball needs for -- I'm Barrett Brock see -- next.