Aug 30, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu (79) during the first inning at U.S Cellular Field. Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports
We are less than a week and half away from the opening night of the 2015 baseball season. Teams are in the process of finalizing their rosters and setting up their depth charts.
Every team is in first and their respective fan bases are filled with optimism hoping that this is the year that their team wins the World Series. Today, we will look at the best case and worse case scenarios for the Chicago White Sox.
Expectations are high, but the primary factor that determines where a team finishes is luck. Some teams get lucky and their guys stay healthy the entire year, where as in most cases a team loses a significant player to an injury that impacts them the whole season.
The thing is nobody can predict injuries which is why luck plays such a significant role. Not everyone’s best case scenario is winning the World Series mind you. Sometimes it’s just making it above .500 and showing progress that they are on the right path.
However most teams worse case is finishing last in their respective division and while it sucks most times it can be attributed to poor luck such as losing their best player to an injury. Nonetheless, there is a silver lining in that you can rebound quickly and improve the overall talent that a team has throughout their organization by drafting well or signing free agents to improve the big league club’s depth.
Next: Worst Case for the White Sox