Chicago White Sox: About to surprise a whole lot of people

Vincent Parise
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - JULY 19: Yasmani Grandal #24 of the Chicago White Sox is congratulated by Luis Robert #88 after scoring in the 5th inning against the Chicago Cubs during an exhibition game at Wrigley Field on July 19, 2020 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - JULY 19: Yasmani Grandal #24 of the Chicago White Sox is congratulated by Luis Robert #88 after scoring in the 5th inning against the Chicago Cubs during an exhibition game at Wrigley Field on July 19, 2020 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) /
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The White Sox are about to surprise a whole lot of people who don’t believe in them.

When you listen to sports talk radio in Chicago, it becomes clear to you that the Chicago White Sox have no respect. Friend of the program here, David Kaplan, had a conversation on his show about the White Sox and the Chicago Cubs as organizations. He allows his callers to call in and some of them just have absolutely no clue what is coming with this team. The past is the past and that doesn’t dictate the future. These guys are different.

It is frustrating to hear people call in and say that Yoan Moncada is “inconsistent” which is blatantly wrong. He was a top ten hitter in 2019 (third in the American League), a vacuum at third base, and putting up MVP numbers so far here in 2020. Moncada is on track to be one of the best players in the world.

News flash, Tim Anderson‘s defense is only okay. He is, however, one of the best contact hitters in the league. He works very hard at his defense and when Tim works at something, you can normally expect results. This is a great player and he is going to continue proving people wrong. Winning a batting title is no joke.

People like to rip on this current White Sox team for their lack of success historically. That would be like ripping on the 2015 Cubs for their 100+ years of incompetence. That team didn’t care one bit about the history and they went out there and rolled all the way to the NLCS before winning the World Series in 2016. The White Sox are looking like they are going down that same path. They have so much talent and the rest of the league should be put on notice.

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Rich Hahn decided that he wanted to do things right at the end of 2016. He has stripped the roster to nothing and built it back up with incredible talent. They are almost ready to compete for the World Series but a playoff appearance in 2020 would go a long way. They are about to surprise a whole bunch of people here really soon.

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