The Chicago White Sox and the rest of Major League Baseball are officially done with 2020.
Congratulations to the Los Angeles Dodgers on winning the 2020 World Series! They were the best team on paper going into the season after adding Mookie Betts in the offseason and they ended up being the last team standing. The Tampa Bay Rays were the best team in the American League but a few mistakes were their downfall in the end. Well, now the season is over and the Chicago White Sox should be ready to attack the offseason.
They are on a managerial search currently and they have a few glaring needs with their roster. Outside of those, they look like a team with a core that can challenge for the pennant a bunch over the next half-decade or more. This is about to be one of the most exciting/important offseasons in the history of the team.
Well, how did we get here as a league? 2020 was off to a good start when Spring Training was underway in the late winter/early spring but the COVID-19 pandemic canceled it abruptly. The regular season was put on hold and we waited and waited all summer for baseball to return. They finally returned to play in late July to play a short 60 game season.
It was an entertaining season as each and every game meant triple what a normal regular-season game meant. The White Sox were a big part of the excitement as they were one of the best teams in the league for most of the season. They turned the corner with their new core and made the playoffs for the first time since 2012. There is no doubt that after what we saw from them in 2020, the future of this organization is going to be so much fun to watch.
Now that the season is officially over, we can watch and wait to see where some of the biggest names in the sport go. Who will hire AJ Hinch or Alex Cora? Where will George Springer go? Where will Trevor Bauer go? This league has a lot of great talent and storylines to follow and enjoy. It keeps getting better as each year is more exciting than the next. Hopefully, the White Sox take this offseason and figure out how to dethrone the Dodgers.