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Byline: Larry Stone
Two teams have the Big Mo. The other two have the Big Oh No.
The battle lines have finally been drawn for the American League playoffs, and it didn't even take a detour to Tampa Bay.
On one side, you have the Athletics and Mariners, their competitive edge honed to a white-hot fury by a compelling, down-to-the-wire pennant race.
On the other side, the only fires stoking the Yankees and White Sox these days are the ones their managers keep having to put out. And this past week, they needed Smokey the Bear in the dugout.
Rarely have two teams that once looked so mighty become so vulnerable. The White Sox have been in command of the AL Central since May and locked up the league's best record a week ago, finishing a robust 95-67. And yet they have more questions regarding their starting rotation than an expansion team in spring training.
All-Star James …