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Jon Paul Morosi talks White Sox, Pirates and Orioles.
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-- until they Arrington and it's time to attack at triple play presented by at -- never stop improving. He would fox sports baseball writer John Palmer wrote CJP the White Sox have been in sole possession of first place every day since July 27. On the Tigers were heavy favorites when the season began but the White Sox have what it takes to hold a mop. They do joke really when I look at it. Entering his second hat the big question was can JP and Chris Sale sustain their success into the second half. And so are they have ever been quite as dominant as they -- in the first half but still. Very good also -- seeking comment the rookie lefthander has spent try to get that rotation. Francisco Liriano has stabilized things as well so this team that has rarely been able to sustain that surprising success they had in the first half. Single lately is that contributions from guys like Dewayne wise Tyler flowers. Done it supplies of power of course so we know Alex Rios might be their overall MVP. AJ Pierzynski Gregory. The overall club that I think it's -- surprise abuse. You're starting the season science when you talk about those contributors -- report this might be human loss the Tigers I don't think that look at the rosters it is straight comparison. Detroit probably has more talent but the White Sox have a nice little cushion here as we're getting toward Labor Day -- I do believe. The White Sox will be all the Tigers but it's going to be a great race in September a huge huge series in Detroit coming up over Labor Day weekend. And then a big four gamer in Chicago in September it should be one of the best race and baseball the rest. The Orioles acquired Joseph Saunders and the Diamondbacks on Sunday. Veteran lefty be a true difference maker for the Baltimore rotation. Joseph idle this trade to Baltimore Orioles they will not go away they've been able to stay in this race. Against all odds of their starting rotation. And big -- can't bare wrist okay you understand that going up against the Yankee. Why there's still in the wild card race the American League east. What the Baltimore Orioles when they're young rotation so many guys coming along what do you sheds a terrific for the big. We got Gonzales is well this is a club that you look at it. This is a really one or surprising things in baseball and you now have a Joseph Saunders a veteran guy who's been there before and the playoffs before. The allies that rotation in a division where -- gonna steal a left handed hitters I loved it straight they would trade Matt Lindstrom. Because he of course -- the many right handed arms evident open. That to the open they have they're allowed them to kick it straight tremendous identity yet and wanted I didn't think -- -- of well Orioles to capture those two wildcard spots the American League. Finally the Pittsburgh Pirates where heartwarming story in the first half and a threat to win in -- than -- Now aren't third late let it happen. Joseph predictably won the Pirates were not able to get that big bat in the middle lineup. Andrew McCutcheon stop seeing the interest -- He's had in August that -- -- our worst what is it still a decent look but. -- if not does standards look at the rest and I don't know walker another he caught an Atlanta. Injured his finger and has not been the same hitters since starting rotation. Has fallen on hard times Eric Bedard James McDonald so when you look at the grand scheme of things. It was into McCutcheon a locker and it's starting rotation that's a statement early in the season. Really all the -- -- all look at bonds -- kind of bailed them recently. And there are a division with the team. Had moved -- knows how to when it came from behind a good distance last year there -- club that I was in second place. Ahead of the art -- didn't by the -- but I do look for the car that finished fifteenth or they are now in second place NL central. Klebold wild card spot the Pittsburgh Pirates now looks like they'll be over the month of October. They say -- time -- triple play for than about -- never stop improving. Until larynx and looking -- next flat.