Short season – less pressure
When Spring Training was well underway, the White Sox had all of the excitement. They were dancing in the clubhouse and playing well on the field. It looked like it was fun for them to be on the field. Well, a large part of that was because they had high expectations, a lot of talent, and very little pressure. They are a team on the come-up that a lot of people don’t know much about. When they explode onto the scene the pressure will start to mount but for now, it is all fun.
They are a very young and talented group. Players like Yoan Moncada, Eloy Jimenez, Tim Anderson, Luis Robert, and Lucas Giolito amongst others are and should be excited about what is to come. They have a lot of potentials and now it is all about them putting it together on the field. There are some new faces coming along for the ride and it is all going to be so much fun to watch.
If the White Sox get off to a hot start, there might be more pressure to win down the stretch as a result but you can also argue that it will make showing up to the ballpark more fun in general. They also have a coach in Rick Renteria that is good at dealing with adversity and getting his men ready to play no matter what the circumstances are. With the short schedule, nobody is expecting them to do that well so they just might be out to prove everyone wrong.