Chicago White Sox: How would 82 game schedule fare?

Vincent Parise
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The Chicago White Sox are waiting on word if there will be Major League Baseball this season and its new plan might actually benefit them.

The Chicago White Sox want baseball. It was a fulfilling offseason that saw them improve their team on paper more than they have in a long time. Then the coronavirus pandemic came along and ruined any chance of the season starting on time. Well, some news came out on Monday that might give some people even more hope. All 30 Major League Owners came to an agreement on a plan that would get them ready for a 78-80 game season beginning in July.

This plan still needs to be approved by the Major League Baseball Players Association which will be bargained during a meeting later today. Things like personal safety, the safety of everyone involved, salary, and terms of the season on the diamond are all things that will be discussed. If this is something that is voted in favor of, we could have light at the end of the “no sports tunnel”.

Obviously, the most important thing is everyone’s health and safety. With that said, a baseball season coming back in a safe way would make things so much better. How it would help or hurt the White Sox is the main question here. The fact of the matter is that it would help them. They would be able to just go out there and play using their talent without much pressure. Nobody is really going to be hard on anybody this season so the young, up and coming teams should have an advantage.

This is a young and motivated group. They have players like Yoan Moncada, Tim Anderson, Eloy Jimenez, and Lucas Giolito trying to prove that they can be elite again. Then there are players like Luis Robert, Michael Kopech, and Dylan Cease looking to take the next step. We also can’t forget about the new guys like Edwin Encarnacion, Dallas Keuchel, and Yasmani Grandal trying to make an impact on their new team.

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All of these guys just need to get on the field as soon as possible. As soon as they get going, it is going to come down to who comes out of the gate the hottest and the White Sox have a young, motivated, and skilled group who should be able to do that. Hopefully, this plan or some variation of it comes to fruition.

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