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White Sox Take 'Em or Leave 'Em

Check out our picks, then share yours for each player on the team

Updated: October 1, 2014, 2:20 PM ET
By Doug Padilla | ESPNChicago.com

Nearly everyone expected the Detroit Tigers to run away with the American League Central this season. They had the star power, and nobody else in the division seemed to have the talent to stack up with them.

After a disastrous 2013, the Chicago White Sox still had a losing season in 2014, but things are now headed in the right direction after a 73-89 record that was 10 games better than the previous season.

Holes still need to be filled, though, many of them in the bullpen, and a rebuild that started at the 2013 trade deadline will continue in earnest this offseason.

After the trades of Alex Rios and Jake Peavy in 2013, the White Sox followed with Adam Dunn's move to the Oakland Athletics this season. In addition Paul Konerko is retiring and Matt Lindstrom's contract has expired meaning that the White Sox have created some impressive financial flexibility in a span of 15 about 15 months.

Looking back at the 2014 season, some obviously talented players emerged, while there were other surprises than arrived from off the radar. There were disappointments too, though, which isn't surprising after the club finished eight games under .500.

Now it's time to take 'em or leave 'em, as we review every player that spent a healthy chunk of time with the White Sox this season. Share your thoughts in the comments section.

Doug Padilla

ESPN Staff Writer
Doug covers the Los Angeles Dodgers for ESPN.com. He joined ESPN Chicago in July 2010 and covered the Chicago White Sox for ESPNChicago.com and ESPN Radio 1000 through the 2015 season.

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