Saturday Review: Rick Hahn Knows White Sox Rebuild Requires Patience

CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 26: Chicago White Sox general manager Rick Hahn presents Jose Abreu
CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 26: Chicago White Sox general manager Rick Hahn presents Jose Abreu /

White Sox general manager continues to stress patience for team’s current rebuild on the heels of Astros winning World Series this past week.

The Chicago White Sox rebuild will enter its second season in 2018, but it doesn’t mean this team will be contending next year. With the Houston Astros winning the World Series this past week, many Sox fans are looking at their favorite team and wondering when they will be competitive again.

The Astros, Chicago Cubs, and Kansas City Royals each had successful rebuilds that led to a World Series Championship. Although the Sox promoted many of their top prospects to the majors this past season, there’s still more development remaining for other players in the minors. White Sox general manager Rick Hahn is aware that patience is still needed for the team’s rebuilding efforts.

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White Sox GM Rick Hahn says rebuild process ‘requires patience’-Chicago Tribune

Hahn spoke with a few dozen Sox fans at the Glencoe Public Library about the team’s current rebuild, and how it will take time in order for the team to become contenders. Hahn mentioned that he was worried about many younger fans cheering for the Cubs because of their recent success. However, he knows its on the Sox to get back to contending similar to the Cubs so they can start to attract some younger fans.

The Cubs Are The Astros Are The White Sox-CBS Sports Chicago

Tim Baffoe of CBS Sports Chicago believes the White Sox rebuilding process is similar to recent efforts of the Cubs and Astros. Both teams have won the last two World Series, and the Sox are expected to contend in a few years. Baffoe mentioned the Sox could have a core of young players in 2019 that will include Eloy Jimenez, Luis Robert, Jake Burger and Yoan Moncada. This core of players would be similar to what the Cubs and Astros currently have in the majors.

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Charlie Tilson hasn’t appeared in a major league game since 2016. The native of Wilmette, Ill. has been out of action for over a year, but Tilson still has a chance to be a part of the Sox plans moving forward. There hasn’t been another player that has stepped up to take complete control of the center field position for the Sox. Although Tilson could still be a part of the Sox future, his health will be the biggest factor in his return to the majors.