These won’t be your usual Chicago White Sox next season, and after what we had to all watch last year, that my friends is a good thing to read.
As we sit with cold weather around most of us and wait for spring training/Opening Day 2015, those important to the White Sox are really giving us reasons to believe they can be successful once again – either with the moves by the front office or the offseason work being put in by the star players.
One star player, Jose Abreu is really giving all of us reason to believe again.
In a recent article on Whitesox.com, he is quoted by saying the following:
"“I’m preparing for a longer season,” said Abreu, with the assistance of Julio Estrada. “I’m not preparing for 162 games. I want playoffs in Chicago.”"
That’s a very bold statement, but a bold statement where it is believable. Abreu, the reigning AL Rookie of the Year, finished with 36 home runs, 35 doubles, a .317 batting average and 107 RBIs on a team that was no better than fourth place last season.
Think about this … if he can repeat, surpass or just get within the area of those type of numbers in ’15, with the revamped roster of the ’15 White Sox, how good can the White Sox be? With his current work ethic in January, he could make April-October very exciting for White Sox fans.
Now it is just the tough part of waiting though the cold months of the year, and looking forward to what excitement hopefully the White Sox bring us.
Jul 27, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; St. Louis Cardinals second baseman Kolten Wong (16) is forced out at second base as Chicago Cubs center fielder Emilio Bonifacio (64) makes throw to first base in the sixth inning against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field. Mandatory Credit: Matt Marton-USA TODAY Sports
"“Emilio brings an excellent mix of versatility, speed and experience to our club which will provide Robin with additional flexibility with the roster this year. We expect Emilio’s ability to switch hit, help at multiple positions and steal a base to be very beneficial to us.”"
That means the White Sox just signed themselves on heck of an utility player for the ’15 season, it seems.
With all that has happened since the final out of the ’14 season, even a glass half empty person can start to become excited about this ball club, now it is just up to the players to be just as motivated as everyone else.
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