White Sox vs Padres World Series would be magical

Vincent Parise
HOUSTON - OCTOBER 26: The Chicago White Sox pass around the Championship trophy after winning Game Four of the 2005 Major League Baseball World Series against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park on October 26, 2005 in Houston, Texas. The Chicago White Sox defeated the Houston Astros 1-0 to win the World Series 4 games to 0. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
HOUSTON - OCTOBER 26: The Chicago White Sox pass around the Championship trophy after winning Game Four of the 2005 Major League Baseball World Series against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park on October 26, 2005 in Houston, Texas. The Chicago White Sox defeated the Houston Astros 1-0 to win the World Series 4 games to 0. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images) /
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A Chicago White Sox vs San Diego Padres World Series would be so entertaining.

The Chicago White Sox are in good shape going into 2021. They are a great team with World Series aspirations up and down the organization. As fans of the team, we don’t care who they would have to beat to get to that trophy but nobody can deny that a World Series between them and the San Diego Padres would be magical. They are both teams that have completed rebuilds in a similar fashion. It would be really cool to see them make it to the World Series against each other for a variety of reasons.

For one, there is the elephant in the room for White Sox fans. In fact, there are two. The first one is the Fernando Tatis Jr. mess up. The White Sox gave him to the Padres in the James Shields trade. They were trying (failing) to win at the time but they wanted a veteran pitcher to come to join the staff with guys like Chris Sale, Jose Quintana, and Carlos Rodon but Tatis Jr. decided to bloom into an elite prospect. When he came up to the Padres, he was the number one rated prospect in the world.

The fact that the White Sox have Tim Anderson as their shortstop now makes it a lot easier of a pill to swallow for White Sox fans. Anderson may or may not be as good as Tatis Jr but it is a discussion as they are both MVP caliber players.

The other elephant in the room is the Manny Machado situation. It looked like he was for sure going to come to the White Sox but he ended up choosing San Diego out of nowhere. It was a mess of a situation but Yoan Moncada moved to third base and became elite so once again, it was an easier pill to swallow.

Despite all of these things happening with the Padres, it is hard to root against them right now. They are very fun to watch play baseball as they have so much young talent that hasn’t even scratched the surface of their potential. They are literally the National League’s version of the White Sox as they are both built very similar and both have exciting offenses.

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In addition to those offenses, each team has made recent trades to acquire pitching depth which should improve their chances. If all of these moves made by both teams over the past few seasons work out, it would be really cool to see them in the World Series.

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