The Chicago White Sox are about done with their rebuild. They have sent a message to the baseball world that they are now ready to win.
The Chicago White Sox are almost done with their rebuild. It appears to be a five-year plan towards contender status but going into year four they are clearly done tearing it down. They have made some major improvements over the offseason with additions like Edwin Encarnacion, Dallas Keuchel, Yasmani Grandal, Nomar Mazara, and Gio Gonzalez.
They will join up and coming stars like Yoan Moncada, Eloy Jimenez, Lucas Giolito, and Tim Anderson. There are also some great veterans already there like Jose Abreu and James McCann along with some prospects like Luis Robert and Nick Madrigal. There is now a steady mix of younger players and veterans on this team looking to take the next step. They took a while to get to where they were. It wasn’t easy because some bad baseball came with the rebuild but the time to start winning is now.
2020 is the fourth year into the rebuild. This is perhaps the most important year of it too because they need to take a major step. A lot of the players took major steps in 2019 individually but this year is about all of that coming together to form some team success. They have some lofty goals for themselves and they play in a really weak division. There are two rebuilding teams in the Kansas City Royals and Detroit Tigers. There is a really good team in the Minnesota Twins and a Cleveland Indians team that nobody knows what to expect from them.
This is the year that they should turn the corner. They hit some home runs this offseason so the expectations are much higher. 2020 is the most important year of the rebuild because development combined with free agency is coming together for the first time. They need to come out and live up to the hype because their entire future success hinges on it.