The Chicago White Sox and the rest of the MLB are starting to be involved in preseason projections for the 2020 season. Don’t believe any of them.
The Chicago White Sox, as you know by now, had a ten-game improvement from 2018 to 2019. It was fun seeing a lot of the young studs like Yoan Moncada, Tim Anderson, and Eloy Jimenez take the next step. That fact alone had fans excited for what 2020 might bring for this organization. Well, it got even better when the team made some significant additions to their roster via free agency. This was the offseason fans were waiting for since they declared a rebuild in 2016.
There is no guarantee that this team improves enough to be a playoff team. There is a chance that it happens which makes it exciting, but there are no guarantees. The Minnesota Twins are still going to be very good and the Cleveland Indians were at the top of the division for a long time before taking a step back last year. Those two teams want to be in the playoffs just as bad so nothing is set in stone yet.
What fans should do, is just ignore the noise and enjoy the ride. There are going to be some media outlets out there that will make a prediction about the White Sox that you either love or hate. There is already one out from USA Today saying that the Sox will come in third place. There will be some on the bold side that says that the White Sox win the division.
The key is for people not to be mad at the ones that disrespect the Sox and not be overly excited for those who view them at the top of the division. Things will start to really become clear with this team once they get going and play for a few weeks. Hopefully, the players don’t get too high or low on any noise they hear as well. This is a process and this is the next step in the said process.