Chicago White Sox: The rebuild is officially over

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The Chicago White Sox are done with 2019. A record of 72-89 is a losing record but a much-improved one and it is time to start winning in 2020.

The Chicago White Sox 2019 season is over. It was the third year of a full-blown rebuild and the first time they took a real step forward. They finished with a 72-89 record which is only a few wins less than their 2016 season which was a year they wanted to be a playoff team. The playoffs were never in the cards this season but they showed that there are some really bright days ahead.

The rebuild began on December 6th, 2016 when they traded away Chris Sale to the Boston Red Sox. Since then, they have made many other trades, drafted some really good players high in the draft, had some amazing international signings, and developed lots of great talent and depth. Now, at the end of the 2019 season, you can officially consider the rebuild portion of the process over. They have built up a core of guys like Tim Anderson, Eloy Jimenez, and Yoan Moncada that just need a little bit more support around them.

Starting in 2020, you should expect the White Sox to start winning more baseball games than they lose. It is okay to get mad if they are a losing team starting in 2020 because it will be a roster that is truly good enough to win some games. They had a 10 game improvement this year and it can be even more next year. That doesn’t necessarily mean that they will be in the playoffs, but they should be in contention all the way through and be playing some meaningful games in September.

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They are going to add the likes of Luis Robert and Nick Madrigal to the lineup as well as hoping they have a strong winter to bolster the roster even more. The borderline MLB players that are currently on the team will likely not be there and everyone there should be able to serve a purpose. The rebuild is officially over and all White Sox fans should be very excited about what is to come for this team.