CHICAGO, IL - MAY 20: Chicago White Sox fans head to the north side of Chicago for an Inter-league game against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field on May 20, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)
The Cubs are in last place; the White Sox are in first place -- but both teams were supposed to be rebuilding in 2012.
The Chicago Cubs and Chicago White Sox have taken distinctly opposite turns since the season began. While both teams expected to undergo a rebuilding year in 2012, only one of them has looked like a rebuilding franchise, while the other -- the White Sox -- has looked like a playoff-hopeful team.
Currently sitting atop the AL Central, the White Sox sport a 33-27 record and a narrow lead over the Cleveland Indians:
AL Central Standings
Meanwhile in the NL Central, the Cubs find themselves securely in last place and tied with the fewest wins in the majors, while the surprising Pittsburgh Pirates have taken a share of first:
NL Central Standings