The Chicago White Sox came in sixth but they will climb during the season.
It is still cool to see the White Sox come into 2021 as the sixth-best team in baseball according to MLB’s official website. They were even placed ahead of the team that eliminated them (Oakland Athletics) and the team that won the American League (Tampa Bay Rays). The White Sox are probably better than these teams now but it is surreal to see them ranked this high after all those years of rebuilding.
It stings that the White Sox finished just below the Twins but in reality, it is probably going to be a tight race all season long. Hopefully, the White Sox are able to live up to these lofty expectations this season. If their pitching is as good as advertised, they should be a great team because we already know how good the offense is and it is only getting better.
The good news for the Chicago White Sox is that these rankings are not concrete. If they do actually get the pitching they need from their starters and bullpen, there is plenty of offense to win a whole lot of games. If they start doing that and convince people that they are a threat, they can climb right into the top five and maybe even the top three. It is an exciting time to be a fan of the team and it is all going to continue in 2021.