Chicago White Sox get respect in MLB’s 2021 power rankings

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The Chicago White Sox received some respect in the early MLB power rankings.

We already know that the Chicago White Sox have a great team. They were awesome in 2020 and have improved their team even further since the season ended. They have a top-notch pitching staff that should complement one of the best offenses in all of Major League Baseball. They also have a bullpen loaded with arms that can shut down an opponent when they have a lead so the White Sox are set to have a good year. Now, it is about putting it all together when the playoffs roll around in 2021.

Speaking of 2021, the power rankings came out from MLB dot com a few days ago. It was their first list ranking all 30 baseball teams of the year and they actually gave the White Sox some respect. It might not be as much respect as some people might want but it is an okay start. By the end of the season, the White Sox should be a little bit higher on this list but for now, a sixth-place start will do.

The teams ahead of them are mostly obvious. The Los Angeles Dodgers are the defending World Series Champions and haven’t really gotten much worse this offseason. Right behind them at number two is the busiest team of the offseason in the San Diego Padres. Being in the same division, those two are going to duke it out all season long. These two teams are going to be so good in 2021. It is slowly but surely becoming a rivalry because they are so good and it could reach new levels once they meet again this season.