WAR Graphs put in motion. Center fielders are first up.
After injuries to Dewayne Wise and Brian Anderson and the predictably poor play of Brent Lillibridge and Scott Podsednik, the White Sox don't have any palatable options in center field. Why not try Jayson Nix?
Ozzie Guillen on the White Sox CF situation: "There is not a legit center field out there that we can look for,'' Guillen said. "We're trying to put the best guy there. The one thing about it, I'm begging those guys to start playing the way we think they can play. Not because I don't have patience on how they're playing, it's because I don't have the patience to try to figure out who is going to be the guy. Right now, that's our plans and I don't have anything different. It's funny, if we win the game, we have a good center fielder. If we lose, we need a center fielder, a leadoff guy, we need a reliever. We just lost one game, and all of a sudden everyone is panicking and asking what are we going to do, what we should do.
"We're not going to win every game, but I expect a lot better things from Brian. If Brian doesn't do the job, somebody else will. Who? We got to figure out who it's going to be. I think it's about pitching and defense. We got to figure out the bullpen and get better. The guys we got here, we believe they can do it. But right now, I don't have no Plan B or C if Brian doesn't do the job. I want to see Brian's at-bats and see how that works
The White Sox Roster remains in flux. At least two rotation spots, leadoff hitter, which is not a position, and center field are still up for grabs.
The White Sox don't have a "leadoff man" because Jerry Owens sucks. But their bigger problem might be their lack of a major league center fielder.