Chicago White Sox: Hitters are ready but pitchers are not

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The Chicago White Sox are trying to be a good team this year but they might need some more Spring Training action to be truly ready.

The Chicago White Sox are not going to be able to resume Spring Training until further notice. The hope is that the regular season is only delayed for two weeks as the Coronavirus continues to spread around the globe. Baseball is the least important thing when it comes to protecting players, personnel, and fans but it is fair to think about how things will be when they are ready to resume.

White Sox color commentator on NBC Sports Chicago, Steve Stone, shared some thoughts on Twitter that make complete sense. He wrote a few tweets regarding the virus and how it is affecting the game that we love. He talked about how “hitters are ready” but then added, “pitchers are not”. It is a thought that makes complete sense when you think about it. The key to a pitcher being ready is his arm feeling good and ready to throw lots of pitches.

Every hitter on the White Sox looks like they are ready to go. We have pretty much seen at least one sweet highlight from every top hitter on the White Sox so far. They are for sure going to be able to put up some runs this year. That is all going to be fun but if the pitching isn’t good then it will all be for not. This starting rotation has to be solid and backed up by a strong bullpen in order for this to be a successful season for the White Sox.

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There is no doubt that before the regular season begins, regardless of when that is, there should still be some more Spring Training. Both the Cactus and Grapefruit League’s are suspended right now. They both need to resume for just a bit longer before the regular season comes along. Everyone needs it in order to have their best chance to win in 2020.