The Chicago White Sox are on the rise and the current ALCS should make fans very excited about what the team can be in the future.
The Chicago White Sox are obviously not involved but that doesn’t mean its fans shouldn’t be excited about the current American League Championship Series between the New York Yankees and the Houston Astros. Both of those teams built their teams the right way just like the White Sox are trying to do and that should excite all fans.
The New York Yankees won the first game but the excitement came in game two as the Houston Astros had a Carlos Correa walk-off home run in extra innings. It was a long game where the pitchers played well and you knew there was going to be a hero at some point and the series is tied at one game apiece headed back to the Bronx.
Each team is on the elite level and they were the two best teams in the American League all season long. The White Sox and their fans are hoping they can get on that level in the not so distant future. They were a sub-par team on the field there for a few years just like the Yankees and Astros were prior to their success and are now going to be looking to dethrone them in the upcoming years. With a young nucleus that they have built with guys like Yoan Moncada, Eloy Jimenez, and Tim Anderson amongst others, there is no reason to believe that this isn’t a real possibility.
The White Sox also might be able to make their attempt on it in 2020 as their future starts to really take shape. There is a lot more development left and a couple of important winters ahead of them to get them on the level of the Yankees and Astros but the good news is that they are building it in a similar way as those teams did.
It might be another year or two before they see themselves as real World Series contenders but there is a lot of good reasons to be excited about the possibility. This team belongs in the playoffs and the South Side has waited long enough. Enjoy the playoffs and keep in mind that this could be our team in the ALCS sooner rather than later.