White Sox need results, not dreams next season


Aug 16, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago White Sox manager Robin Ventura (left) and general manager Kenny Williams (right) talk prior to a game against the Toronto Blue Jays at U.S Cellular Field. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

I’m very happy the front office of the Chicago White Sox wants us to dream more once the offseason is complete, but I’m less about dreaming and more about seeing results on the field for next season.

Sure, the ’14 season had some fun points, mostly having Jose Abreu on the roster, but it was evident that wasn’t enough, and even the front office knows more needs to be done to win in the AL Central … and they are currently working on making the team an overall better product.

In an article on whitesox.com by Scott Merkin, White Sox executive vice president Ken Williams said the following:

"“The only message we want to send at the end of the day is when our roster is complete, people can dream again … If we can supplement the right guys, the right veterans, and get some leadership in the mix, we can start to have some exciting baseball again on the South Side.”"

The signing of left-handed reliever Zach Duke was a good start to get to that point, as it was a solid signing, and the organization says it will do even more.

But in all honestly, I really do believe this front office is trying to make this ball club more competitive. Once Opening Day arrives, they will have a much more competitive team on the field than what we’ve all become accustomed to the past few seasons.

But not making the postseason since 2008 makes one a little afraid of dreaming about success, because of the potential of another nightmare that we’ve witnessed since that last postseason berth.

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• At SS, we wrote about our thoughts on how the White Sox are showing some interest in free agent first baseman Adam LaRoche.

CSN Chicago wrote about how Rick Hahn and Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman have a good history.

• The official White Sox site wrote about their ACE signings.

• Here is what the Chicago Sun-Times had on the signing of Zach Duke.

• CBS Chicago’s Bruce Levine wrote about how the White Sox want to stay active.