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 10: Yoan Moncada
CHICAGO, IL – APRIL 10: Yoan Moncada /

The first question I asked was: Where will the White Sox place in the AL Central in 2018?

These were the answers:

  • Etheria: 2nd
  • Roger: 3rd
  • Joe: 3rd
  • Darrell: 3rd
  • Brian: 3rd
  • Ruben: 3rd
  • Nicole: 3rd
  • Jeff: 4th
  • Me: 3rd

A few of the writers shared their thoughts on the answer. Ruben predicted the team will finish third, but he is hopeful that a second-place finish could happen. But, that would be based on whether or not Yoan Moncada, Lucas Giolito, Reynaldo Lopez, Matt Davidson, and Nicky Delmonico arrive a year earlier than they’re supposed to.

Darrell summed up what most of the writers were thinking.

"“I think the Sox will finish third in the AL Central, behind Cleveland (1) and Minnesota (2), who will end the season within five games of each other. The Sox will only be a few games behind the division leaders, surprising much of the baseball world.”"

Where the Sox are now

To date, the White Sox are in third place in the AL. Even after the unfortunate sweep at the hands of the Detroit Tigers, the White Sox are 4-8, just a half-game ahead of the kitties. The Twins are in first place with the Indians only a half-game behind. The Royals are at the bottom with a record of 3-10. With the cold weather in the AL Central, teams have not had much opportunity to show what they can do. They also haven’t had much opportunity to get any outdoor practice in, either.