White Sox: 30 things to think about

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Sep 22, 2014; Detroit, MI, USA; Chicago White Sox catcher Tyler Flowers (21) receives congratulations from teammates after he hits a two run home run in the second inning against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

19. AL Central without Max Scherzer — I’m not going to lie, I like the sound of that. I hope the NL East enjoys him as much as the Central did the past few seasons.

20. White Sox vs. Cubs — It is really exciting to have this rivalry mean something again. The games are on the weekend in summer months, and both teams are actually trying to field contending teams this season. It should be fun to watch the White Sox show “little brother” just how much improved they are this year.

21. Tyler Flowers and his sports goggles — If Flowers wears the goggles this season, for the entire season, expect him to have a more consistent season in ’15.

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  • 22. A more motivated team — There is no way this ball club isn’t motivated more than they’ve been in past seasons. Rick Hahn and the rest of the front office has built a team that should win, and to be honest, I don’t think there is any other option now with all involved.

    23. The secret weapon — The Chicago White Sox have a secret (or not so secret) weapon in Emilio Bonifacio, who they signed as a utility player. He can play basically any position on the field and will be a good emergency if neither of the prospects are up to par this spring.

    24. Prospect watch — Keep an eye on Tim Anderson all season long in the minors, as his progression is pivotal for the future of the White Sox at second base or shortstop. It would be nice to see him have a full season of Triple-A play before September call-ups.