The Chicago White Sox might be a pretty good team in 2020 if they have a big offseason and one broadcaster seems to think they will.
There are not many smarter baseball minds than that of Chicago White Sox broadcaster Steve Stone. He played for the White Sox for three seasons in the 1970s and is a very intelligent baseball man. The way he broadcasts as a color commentator is very different than a lot of his colleagues because he has a knack for knowing what is going to happen as far as an approach by a hitter or pitcher before they even do it.
You would think someone in Stone’s position would have a little bit of an ear on the inside of the organization and can be trusted when he says something. He has been a bit more vocal lately on Twitter with some of his thoughts on the team and even teams participating in the playoffs. He gives great insight for those who want to listen and he gave a little nugget on Tuesday afternoon that should excite all White Sox fans.
He let the world know that he is really looking forward to the World Series ending so we can find out which Major League players opt-out of their current contracts with the purpose of looking for new deals with new teams. He then went on to say that regardless of what you think, the White Sox are going to be busy in the offseason. That is a dag a people who loudly believe the White Sox don’t ever pay anyone or that nobody would want to play for them. Those people are obviously wrong and according to Stone, it will be proven to be even more wrong in short order.
Then he finished off his tweet by saying that the team is going to be much better in 2020 and that all fans should be excited for Luis Robert. We all knew that we should be excited for Robert but if he is the player Steve Stone is most looking forward to seeing, despite some potential exciting free agent signings, then fans might want to start getting excited.
As far as bringing in opt-out players, you would think that he wouldn’t just tweet that without knowing that the White Sox are going to at least make a push. The first thought that comes to mind is J.D. Martinez of the Boston Red Sox as he is opt-out eligible this winter and the White Sox make a lot of sense for him in multiple ways. There are a lot of people that are being negative about the White Sox outlook, don’t be like those people. Be like Steve Stone, who thinks rationally and realistically. This team is going to be good and soon.