Chicago White Sox: Five reasons they will win the World Series

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A.L. Central

The American League Central might be the least competitive division in all of baseball. The Minnesota Twins were a very good baseball team in 2019 but beyond them, there were two mediocre teams (Cleveland Indians, Chicago White Sox) and two horrible teams (Kansas City Royals, Detroit Tigers). This season might be more of the same except the White Sox and Indians might go in opposite directions.

There are people who believe that Cleveland is so close to shedding lots of salaries this season. That could include Francisco Lindor who is one of the best baseball players in the world. If Cleveland moves on from him amongst others, they are going to take a serious step back. That could be great news for the White Sox.

There are also the Kansas City Royals and Detroit Tigers who are two of the three worst teams in the American League. The White Sox are going to play 20 of their 60 games against them this year. That is a lot of games against some really bad teams which could really help them out.

If all of that holds true this year, it could be a two-horse race between the White Sox and Twins. There is also something about the Twins that are just not that scary. They hit a lot of home runs in 2019 and it makes it hard to believe they will repeat the same record again in 2020. Either way, the White Sox could take advantage of this division if they play to their strengths.