The Chicago White Sox and the rest of the MLB are missing baseball. One of the latest rumors would be so much fun for Sox fans.
While we are all hoping for a Chicago White Sox season this year. A series of obviously unfortunate events have been putting that off but the league is still hoping to get the season going in the coming months. According to USA Today, current discussed plans include a season starting by July 1 and also a new division structure.
If there will be a baseball season this year, Major League Baseball is considering doing away with the American and National League which puts the Chicago White Sox in a 10-team MLB Central. While flawed, this is a potentially very exciting idea.
The MLB Central would consist of these teams:
- Minnesota Twins
- Atlanta Braves
- Cleveland Indians
- Cincinnati Reds
- St. Louis Cardinals
- Chicago White Sox
- Chicago Cubs
- Milwaukee Brewers
- Kansas City Royals
- Detroit Tigers
This is a good setup, although it would be a more difficult division for the White Sox. One complaint is that the Atlanta Braves should be in the East with their other rivals. As a replacement, the Toronto Blue Jays should be in the Central, as they would be close to Cleveland and Detroit. The Braves aren’t really near anyone besides the Reds in this hypothetical division and they are separated from their NL East Rivals. This, however, will be good for the White Sox rivalry with the Cubs.
In any case, the opportunity for the White Sox to compete regularly with not just the Twins and Indians but also the Cubs, Brewers, Cardinals, and Reds would be fun and exciting. It would give Sox fans something to look forward to as we wait for baseball to come back.
This could also be beneficial to the White Sox, as they will get to play more games against the less talented NL teams, and will have Carlos Rodon and Michael Kopech ready to go once the season starts (though they probably will start in the bullpen). The White Sox will also be less likely to experience burn out from their young stars with fewer games needed to play. Most importantly, with expanded playoffs, the White Sox may finally end their twelve-year playoff drought. Play Ball!