The 2021 Chicago White Sox should be a very fun team to watch all year long.
The Chicago White Sox were a pretty good baseball team in 2020. They ended their playoff drought after 12 straight seasons of no playoff baseball. It was a long time coming after they declared rebuild in 2016 but it appears to have been worth it. They have hit on a lot of their prospects and it has allowed them to make an attempt at taking the next step as an organization. 2021 is looking like a year that they can seriously contend for a World Series title.
We don’t know how they will stack up against teams like the Tampa Bay Rays or New York Yankees in 2021 but they should be pretty close. They have built their core up enough where they should be able to compete for the title of the best team in the American League. So far, during this offseason, they have done more to try and supplement this core to try and help them win.
Adding Lance Lynn is probably the most exciting move of the winter. It is exciting because they now have a three-headed monster at the top of the rotation which leaves two spots for young pitchers to compete for. If guys like Michael Kopech or Dylan Cease take those spots and play well, the White Sox could go on to have one of the best rotations in all of baseball. If they do that, it will do wonders to complement their incredible offense.
So, about that offense of theirs. It is one of the best in all of baseball. Each hitter in the lineup should be able to help them score lots of runs. Right now, the only positions we can’t be sure about are the right fielder and designated hitter. Adam Eaton is going to be the right fielder again but he didn’t have a good year in 2020 with the Washington Nationals. Hopefully, he is able to be much better in 2021. The DH could be a few different players, including someone who isn’t currently there yet.
No matter how things exactly shake out for the starting lineup or pitching rotation, the thing we know is that the team will be a winning team. We also know that they will be very fun to watch. They have veteran talent and leadership to go with the types of young guys that you win championships with. It is an exciting time to be a White Sox fan and 2021 could be the next step in a very special run.