Chicago White Sox: 2020 is opening a window of success

Vincent Parise
CLEVELAND, OH - MAY 08: Tim Anderson #7 of the Chicago White Sox tries but is not able to turn a double play over Jake Bauers #10 of the Cleveland Indians in the fourth inning at Progressive Field on May 8, 2019 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
CLEVELAND, OH - MAY 08: Tim Anderson #7 of the Chicago White Sox tries but is not able to turn a double play over Jake Bauers #10 of the Cleveland Indians in the fourth inning at Progressive Field on May 8, 2019 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images) /
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The Chicago White Sox are one of those teams looking to be good for a long time. They have built it the right way from the ground up and hope to stay good.

The Chicago White Sox plan on being a good team in 2020. They took major leaps since declaring a rebuild back in 2016. They have taken strides in all areas of the game and now it is time to put it all together. They developed a nice young core through trades and good drafting and then supplemented it with some key free-agent signings this past offseason.

2020 is the year they are expected to turn the corner. The thing about it all that is good for fans is that they don’t expect it to be short-lived. They suffered through some very tough times over the past few seasons to get to this point but it was in the plan to make sure the success lasts longer than a few years. They wanted to build it the right way and sustain it. The fact that most of their elite talent is young and under control for a long time makes that a realistic possibility.

Jose Abreu is signed through 2022 and that is the shortest contract amongst all of their core guys. Lucas Giolito, Dallas Keuchel, Yasmani Grandal, and Yoan Moncada are all currently signed through 2023. Tim Anderson and Michael Kopech are through 2024 while Dylan Cease is through 2025. Then the young guys who already received extensions are Eloy Jimenez who is signed through 2026 and Luis Robert who is signed through 2027.

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That is a lot of players that are under control for at least three years or more. There are going to be some good baseball players playing for the White Sox for a long time. All the organization needs to do is make sure they keep surrounding the core with players who can supplement their talent. If they do that year in and year out, this team has a wide-open window of long term success ahead of them.

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