Gordon Beckham was probably speaking on behalf of Adam Dunn, Alex Rios and himself when asked how quickly the White Sox's fortunes could change in 2012.

"We all remember last year, no doubt," Beckham said. "I don't mind talking about it, but this is a new year."

It will be virtually impossible to erase the horrific seasons of Dunn, Rios and Beckham in the minds of Sox fans, especially since they set franchise-worst or personal-worst records.

It also could be expecting too much for all three to rebound from their miserable seasons, but some semblance of improvement would boost their morale as well as the Sox's fortunes.