White Sox: 2018 predictions from the Southside Showdown writers

KANSAS CITY, MO - MARCH 29: Aaron Bummer
KANSAS CITY, MO - MARCH 29: Aaron Bummer /
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CHICAGO, IL – APRIL 05: Matt Davidson
CHICAGO, IL – APRIL 05: Matt Davidson /

The White Sox have played 12 of their 162 games so far. Four of the team’s games have needed to be rescheduled due to inclement weather.

So, technically, the White Sox season is still young. With 150 games left to play, it’s still safe to share the predictions of the staff of writers at Southside Showdown.

Prior to the season, I asked all of the writers to answer a handful of questions. There are nine baseball fans who write for Southside Showdown. Each one of them had a unique take on the 2018 White Sox season. But, they also had similar predictions for a few of the questions.

Some of the questions were team specific, while others focused on the MLB as a whole. Some of the writers went into deep detail on their answers, while others were short and sweet. It is clear that the Southside Showdown writers have an affinity for their Pale Hose, but that they also know a little something about the rest of the League.

Unexpected outcomes already

Being 12 games into the season, it is interesting to see how their predictions have played out so far. Professional baseball is an odd game that can be incredibly difficult to predict. I don’t think anyone predicted that Matt Davidson would have the second-most home runs in all of the MLB. I also don’t think anyone could have predicted that New York Mets, Pittsburgh Pirates, and Los Angeles Dodgers would be where they are in the standings.

Let’s take a look at what our writers are predicting for the 2018 season: