White Sox 'restoration' begins now

Deadline wasn't fire sale, but Chicago added some needed youth -- and direction

Updated: August 1, 2013, 2:31 AM ET
By Jon Greenberg | ESPNChicago.com

CHICAGO -- Welcome to Chicago baseball circa 2013, where hope springs eternal and the mythical notion of "sustained success" is just around the corner.

It wasn't long ago that both teams preached "Swing for the fences!" and "Spend it if you got it."

The whales are gone, or promoted, and the card counters and system players are running the tables now.

The non-waiver trade deadline passed Wednesday with no late moves for either of our non-contenders.

The ...

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