The Chicago White Sox are not starting the season on time along with the rest of baseball and that really hurts from a schedule standpoint.
The Chicago White Sox were one of the most optimistic teams heading into the 2020 MLB season. They are a team that had one of the best offseasons in the league. As an organization that hasn’t had much success on the field in a long time, everyone involved was hungry to get this season underway. Now, we wait for the global pandemic to pass along so everyone can get back to their normal lives.
Baseball is a small thing to worry about in times like these but it is a business that is affected. The White Sox are negatively impacted if you look at the schedule for March and April. We don’t know exactly when things will return to normal but you can assume that March and April are toast. That is bad news for the White Sox as far as their schedule.
The biggest key to the 2020 season for the White Sox was getting off to a good start. They didn’t want to get off to a rough start and have to play catch up because it might be hard for a young team to do. They, as a young team, would have felt very good about themselves during the season if they got off to a good start. They needed to take the momentum they built during the 2019-20 offseason and Spring Training into the regular season.
The White Sox had two series scheduled in March. They were to have their opening series at home against Kansas City Royals followed by a road series against the Cleveland Indians. Most people believe that they could have come out of that stint with a winning record. Especially because they are significantly better on paper than the Royals. The Indians might be a tough test this year but getting over them is a big part of this season.
Then comes April. They were supposed to have a series with the Boston Red Sox, Seattle Mariners, Minnesota Twins, Kansas City Royals (twice), Texas Rangers, Los Angeles Angels, and Colorado Rockies in that month. The only team from that list that might be better than them on paper is the Minnesota Twins and even that isn’t a guarantee. It was a chance to take advantage of a favorable schedule for the White Sox.
With all of that said, good teams have to beat good teams and deal with a difficult schedule. The White Sox wants to develop into a championship-caliber team so they need to take care of business no matter who they play. Still, for a young team looking for a big step, having a favorable early schedule was nice but it is what it is.