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White Sox 2019 Season Preview: The Revamped Bullpen

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MINNEAPOLIS, MN – JUNE 05: Nate Jones #65 of the Chicago White Sox delivers a pitch against the Minnesota Twins during the eighth inning of game one of a doubleheader on June 5, 2018 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. All uniformed players and coaches are wearing number 42 in honor of Jackie Robinson Day. The original day was rained out. The Twins defeated the White Sox 4-2. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)
MINNEAPOLIS, MN – JUNE 05: Nate Jones #65 of the Chicago White Sox delivers a pitch against the Minnesota Twins during the eighth inning of game one of a doubleheader on June 5, 2018 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. All uniformed players and coaches are wearing number 42 in honor of Jackie Robinson Day. The original day was rained out. The Twins defeated the White Sox 4-2. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) /

White Sox bullpen has some new faces for this season. With a new closer and setup man, can the bullpen be a major strength for this team in 2019?

The Chicago White Sox made two stellar moves this offseason to help strengthen their bullpen for 2019. The first move was trading for a pitcher that has plenty of experience as a closer and the other move was signing a reliever that they’re very familiar with seeing from his playing time with a division rival.

These two moves from the White Sox this past offseason could do more to help the team this season than many could people could imagine. However, the bullpen entering this season might have been revamped by those moves, but developing young pitchers throughout the minors could also have a huge impact.

While most of the focus for the Sox prospects have been on players in the top of most rankings. Other prospects within the Sox farm system have also had success and have seen their progression to the majors come faster than others. These prospects are entering their first Opening Day with the Sox and will be in the bullpen.

There are also other pitchers in the Sox bullpen who just missed out on being a part of the starting rotation, but could find success as relievers. The Sox bullpen for 2019 is certainly revamped and could pose as a major strength for the team this season. If the Sox are going to surprise this season, it would be mainly because of their bullpen.

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