White Sox Need Clear Direction Towards Future
After not trading any of their veteran players, White Sox need to outline a clear direction towards becoming contenders again. White Sox have slim chance of reaching postseason, can build towards a stronger 2017
The White Sox made one trade just before the trading deadline. Although the White Sox traded Zach Duke to the Cardinals on Sunday, they were able to add to their outfield with a young prospect in Charlie Tilson. However, the White Sox had the opportunity to truly start a rebuild on Monday and they stalled.
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It looks bad to most White Sox fans, but it also shows this front office really needs a clear direction towards success. The White Sox are on the verge of missing the postseason for the ninth consecutive season. With a mostly frustrated fan base, this franchise truly needs to develop players rather than trying to acquire players that are past their
Despite the small result, the White Sox still deserve credit for at least listening to offers from other teams. At the end of the day, the White Sox weren’t satisfied with any offers for even their best players.
The White Sox have continued to clamor to the belief they’re contenders. They aren’t really out of the playoff picture, but as of Tuesday they were 7.5 games behind the Red Sox for the second wild card berth. It would take a miracle for the White Sox to even get within sniffing distance of a playoff berth. Especially after the trade of Duke on Sunday.
With three of the White Sox first round draft picks from 2013-2015 on the team, these young players should get more chances to show glimpses of what future will have in store for the franchise. Tim Anderson, Carlos Rodon, and Carson Fulmer are building blocks for the future of the White Sox. This front office can’t waste the primes of these players.
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The recent MLB draft for the White Sox was solid as four of their draft picks are ranked in their top ten prospects according to mlbpipeline.com. With more players on the way via the minor leagues, the White Sox need to focus on building a contender around their young players moving forward. The old method of acquiring veterans hasn’t worked out over the past two seasons, and its time the White Sox let the kids play.