White Sox finish 23rd in final FanSided MLB Power Rankings
Sep 28, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago White Sox manager Robin Ventura talks with Ted Barrett during the fourth inning against the Kansas City Royals at U.S Cellular Field. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports
In the final FanSided MLB power rankings released this week, the Chicago White Sox finished the season as the 23rd ranked team in baseball.
I really don’t have a problem with this ranking because the past two seasons in the standings haven’t that friendly to the White Sox to their own doing with a ’14 final record of 73-89 overall.
Things could have and should have been a better in the standings for the White Sox this season if they would have been able to close out games when they had the opportunity.
Chicago had 21 blown save opportunities this season. If 16 of those blown saves could have been wins, that would have given the White Sox 89 wins, the same as the Royals.
Sure this season was a 10-win improvement in the standings compared to the 2013 season, but when you still are under 75 and are 10 wins better than the previous season … well there is still a lot that can be improved upon this offseason.
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The No. 1 ranked team by FanSided were the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, followed by the Washington Nationals.
As for the rest of the Al Central, the Detroit Tigers were sixth and the Royals were eighth. The Cleveland Indians were ranked 12th and the Minnesota Twins were 27th.