Chicago White Sox fans have things to look out for in the 2020 World Series.
The Chicago White Sox have been watching the playoffs from home since their three-game defeat by the Oakland Athletics. They have a long way to go but they are close to where they want to be in terms of talent on the roster. A few more moves and they could make a deep playoff run themselves. They can watch this upcoming World Series between the Tampa Bay Rays and Los Angeles Dodgers and take a lot away from what they see.
For the Rays, it is a team that has built itself through defense and pitching. The Dodgers are loaded with star power and uses its surplus of talent to win baseball games. The White Sox should try to be a mixture of both if they want a chance to sustain success. There are players and groups of players in this series for them to watch and take notes on.
For example, you really want guys like Lucas Giolito, Michael Kopech, and Dylan Cease amongst others to watch some of these starters. Guys like Tyler Glasnow, Clayton Kershaw, Blake Snell, and Walker Buehler are all worth noting in this series as they have all been successful aces in their careers. The younger players on the White Sox can absolutely learn a thing or two from them on how to compose themselves in big games.
There are also players like Cody Bellinger, Mookie Betts, and Justin Turner amongst others to watch if you are the skilled position players on the White Sox. There is a lot of talent on both teams in this matchup for the Sox to pay attention to.
In addition to looking at it from a White Sox point of view, this is just going to be a flat out entertaining series. Both teams led their Leagues in wins so you know they are good. Each of them brings different skills to the table so it will be interesting to see how they match up. The Rays have never won the World Series and the Dodgers have been in a multi-decade drought.
Los Angeles has been so close so many times but has failed to get that ring. They have been the “disappointment” in many of the past few seasons and are looking to right that ship. Seeing some of those guys finally get their ring is a reason to root for them. The Rays are pretty much the exact opposite in terms of how they are built as the two payrolls don’t even compare to each other so that is the reason to root for them.
Either way, the winner is going to have a story you can get behind. This should be a fun series for all baseball fans to watch. It all begins tonight at Globe Life Stadium in Arlington Texas. COVID-19 has them playing in bubbles but the Dodgers will be the home team in game number one. It will be Tyler Glasnow on the mound for the Rays against Clayton Kershaw of the Dodgers. Once this series is over, we can get back to what promises to be a big offseason for the White Sox.