The Chicago White Sox fully expects to be a division contender in 2020 and there are some guys who won’t be a part of it in favor of prospects.
The Chicago White Sox had some memorable moments in year three of their rebuild. They took the team and stripped it to the bone in 2016. They started by moving Chris Sale to the Boston Red Sox and it was all rebuild from that point on. They have been heavily invested in acquiring prospects and drafting players really high to develop them and hopefully build them up for long term success. It appears to be working as they had a pretty good year in 2019 with all things considered as they improved by 10 wins.
With guys like Yoan Moncada, Tim Anderson, and Eloy Jimenez reaching their potential and leading the way, this team has a really bright future and it could start as early as 2020. That would be really fun to watch as Sox fans as they haven’t made it to the playoffs since 2008. They have the pieces to get it done sooner than later and not just be a one and done team. They are building a team that they expect to compete year in and year out.
That may lead to some familiar faces that were on the 2019 team to be on the 2020 team. This team is hoping they can compete next season and some guys just simply aren’t going to be there to see it. There are some obvious names and there are some that might be a little more of a surprise. This list isn’t going to be made up of guys who are guaranteed to be gone but have a chance to be gone based on their level of play of contract status.