The White Sox and the rest of Major League Baseball are all getting ready to make the trip for . spring training which means baseball is almost here.
There is a lot of garbage going on in Major League Baseball right now. Everyone is talking about the sign-stealing scandal that involves teams like the Houston Astros and Boston Red Sox. One thing that we should be talking about is how excited we are for Chicago White Sox Spring Training. Pitchers and catchers report on February 12th and the rest of the position players will report on February 17th. It can’t come fast enough and this year is different.
The White Sox are entering the year’s Cactus League with more hype than they have had in many years. There is an actual belief that this team can compete for the American League Central title. Then there is also a belief that the Wild Card could be in play as well. Needless to say, playoffs are a realistic expectation for them at this point.
Fans haven’t had a lot to cheer about on the actual field over the last three or four years. They have been purposely stripping down their roster to the bone since 2016. That was until the 2019-20 offseason where they finally see their window of opportunity. They have built everything they have from scratch and now it is time to win. Spring Training 2020 is where they will begin all of it.
With players like Yoan Moncada, Eloy Jimenez, Tim Anderson, and Jose Abreu already there, that would be exciting enough as it is. They have prospects like Luis Robert and Nick Madrigal potentially making their debut this year which is also super exciting. Then, of course, is all of the free-agent signings they have made getting ready to make an impact. It is a great time to be a fan of the Chicago White Sox. It might take a month or so to gel but there is no doubt that this is a much-improved team.