Mariotti on the Tribe

Chicago Sun Times columnist and regular on ESPN’s Around The Horn, Jay Mariotti, hears nothing but gagging coming out of the White Sox, and sees a lot to like about the Tribe.

Whether the Sox go on to finish the biggest regular-season fold in baseball history or somehow do a backdoor slider into the playoffs, it should be obvious now that the rampaging Indians are a much better team and are worthier of the American League Central title.

Long term?

Whatever the final outcome, the Sox should be mortified by the presence of the Tribe. Anyone who thinks Williams has laid groundwork for long-term divisional success doesn’t understand the golden future of the Indians, who have the same championship potential of their ’90s clubs. GM Mark Shapiro downsized the big-boom era for a kiddie movement, and his daring plan worked fantastically.

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