Robin Ventura, left, and the White Sox have a chance to compete this year in the AL Central if Alex Rios, Adam Dunn and Paul Konerko can put together big seasons. As for Dale Sveum's Cubs? If all goes right, the North Siders should have a shot at the postseason by 2015.
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The Cubs continue to build toward a better day, while suffering in the moment, and the White Sox again try to compete with a Detroit team that appears unbeatable. Yes, 2013 sounds very much like 2012.