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White Sox Analysts Paying Attention

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Well, it appears the White Sox are thinking about the Royals' recent moves. From the piece: The White Sox went 6-12 against Kansas City. That's a seven-game difference in the standings. The Tigers won the division by three games. ... They needed to see the Royals bid adieu to left-hander Bruce Chen, slugger Billy Butler and all-around pest Alcides Escobar. The good news is that Shields has gone 5-1 with a 3.66 ERA in nine starts against the Tigers. Against the White Sox he has gone 3-3 with a 4.76 ERA in 11 starts. It's the Davis acquisition that could cause more problems. The right-hander is 3-1 with a 1.84 ERA over seven appearances (four starts) in his career against the White Sox. No matter how you break down the numbers, the White Sox's challenge in 2013 -- and more specifically, their 19 games against the Royals -- appeared to get tougher. The stakes will be raised from the very first game of the season. It's good to hear that at least one other team is concerned. - TL

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