Two different takes on the level of satisfaction with the Sox AL Central situation:
Ken Williams: "Am I satisfied? Are any of us satisfied? Absolutely not. We very well could have a 10-game lead, but we don't."
Paul Konerko: "Even if we were five games back I would say we're in good shape."
For the Sox to be five games back on June 4 (when Konerko made that comment), their record would have to be 25-33. Hypothetically, that would be eight games below .500, five games behind the mediocre Twins.
Everyone knows the Sox haven't played up to their capabilities, and everyone expects them to improve. I just wish that Paulie, who's always first in line with the "tip your cap" comments, had higher standards for himself and his team.