The Major League Baseball Players Association has a new proposal to play 114 games in a Return To Play, how would the Chicago White Sox do?
There was some nice news that dropped on Sunday night in the world of Major League Baseball. According to Jeff Passan of ESPN, the Major League Baseball Players Association has delivered a proposal to Major League Baseball with a model of a season that will get the players back on the field. It would be a 114 game season that would start on June 30th and end on October 31st. There are a bunch of details laid out about it and the contractual stuff from Jeff Passan’s column. The Chicago White Sox might be a team that is cool with that.
It is exciting news for people who have desperately been missing baseball. It is especially exciting for this White Sox team as they finally try to take the next step in their rebuild. It has been going smoothly up to the start of this calendar year of 2020. Spring Training was going so well and there was a lot of excitement surrounding this team before it was abruptly put on pause.
The question is now, how would they do during this proposed 114 game season. Well, you can try and predict their record based on a bunch of different things. Yoan Moncada, Tim Anderson, Lucas Giolito, and Eloy Jimenez are all expected to take that next step after being very impressive in 2019. Young men like Luis Robert, Michael Kopech, and Dylan Cease have high expectations of turning the corner in 2020. There are some new impactful players like Yasmani Grandal, Edwin Encarnacion, and Dallas Keuchel ready to make an impact with their new team as well.
All of these things are exciting as we hope for the sport to make its long-awaited return. We would also have to evaluate how they line up the divisions in order to properly guess how the White Sox would do. It is fair to still believe that they will be a good team in this format. If you think they were a wild card team at around 92-70 or so this year, that would be the equivalent of them going 65-49 in this format. That is a fair guess for this team trying to take the next step.
Either way, it would be really nice to see this or something like this happens so the sport doesn’t hit a wall. The players probably expect it to get rejected by the league but they are hoping that it leads to it being a base for a deal being worked out this week. As long as the White Sox have something good going this year, let’s have baseball back.