The Chicago White Sox have had a disappointing second half after playing fairly well in the first half but it is too soon to worry about the offseason.
The Chicago White Sox are not going to the 2019 MLB postseason. They are likely going to have one more offseason to prepare for what appears to be a really bright future. They have built this future through good drafting, developing, and of course trades. They have added the likes of Yoan Moncada, Lucas Giolito, Eloy Jimenez, and Michael Kopech through trades while drafting some gems like Nick Madrigal and Andrew Vaughn.
Some people believe that 2020 is the real beginning of sustained success and it appears they could be right. A strong offseason as far as free agents would go a long way but they should be pretty good by this time next year. With that said, it is a bit too early to be worrying about the offseason. There is still the rest of August and all of September to still play.
The reason it is too early is that there are still lots of games left for some of these guys to play and continue to get better. Development doesn’t happen overnight and the best way to develop is to play in meaningful games. The White Sox want to play spoiler and they will have the opportunity as they play some really good teams fighting for playoff spots down the stretch.
There is also the hype around prospects like Madrigal and of course Luis Robert. All of the guys who are not in the big league yet are still being evaluated and hold most of the entertaining storylines involving the White Sox. There is a possibility that we see those guys in White Sox uniforms as early as this season and that is another reason not to worry about the offseason right now.
That time of year will come soon enough and the White Sox players and prospects just need to worry about playing baseball and going into 2020 with confidence. For the most part, this has been a good season for the Sox based on how they are coming along in the rebuild. We will look back at this season someday and remember it as a good building block towards their success.