The Chicago White Sox have had a fantastic offseason. January was a month where a lot of it came together and made fans feel good.
The Chicago White Sox have had a brilliant offseason. They are right there with two or three other teams for having the best offseason in Major League Baseball. There were some solid moves made in November and December but the hype really started to come here in January. Now that it is the last day of this month, it is clear that was a feel-good month for fans of this White Sox team.
They made a couple of their signings official in January but we knew about them all from baseball’s biggest insiders at the end of December. The best part of this month has been the anticipation. Each season’s hype starts and ends with Soxfest. It was a lot more fun for fans this year because there is a true belief that it is going to be a great year. They have been rebuilding for a few seasons now and before that, they still stunk despite trying to be good.
Soxfest had some interesting quotes come out of it from the team’s best players that made fans excited. Comparisons of prospects to the best players in baseball, predictions for how the season is going to go, and a few feel-good stories dominated the storylines. This year’s edition of Soxfest was different because of these expectations.
It was also a month to just simply get excited. Fans haven’t seen this team be halfway good since 2012 and they didn’t even make it to the playoffs that year. The last time they made the playoffs was 2008. Over a decade of suffering appears to be almost over for White Sox fans. January has been all of the hype for that fact. This team still has a long way to go before it is relevant but 2020 could be the year they take the next step.
Now, it is time for February. There will be all Super Bowl talk on the radio but it will shift to baseball a few days after that. This is the month where teams will report to Spring Training to prepare for the season. It is very fun to think about how good this team can be, but it is just up to them to go do it.