Chicago White Sox: Lucas Giolito echoes Tim Anderson’s comments
The Chicago White Sox are back at it as pitchers and catchers are officially back at spring training. It is awesome because this has been a tough winter here in Chicago and we know just how good the White Sox are going to be really soon. They were very good in 2020 but they were eliminated in the first round by the Oakland Athletics. It was a tough end to the year but it was clearly a new beginning in terms of White Sox baseball.
For a long time, they were one of the more average teams in the league. After winning the World Series in 2005, things started to fall apart rather quickly. Now, many years later, they have studs like Tim Anderson, Jose Abreu, Lucas Giolito, and Luis Robert amongst many other top-tier stars. This team is as loaded as it has ever been and it is really exciting as you look forward to their true potential.
Some Lucas Giolito’s quotes started to hit the internet on Tuesday, the day before pitchers and catcher officially reported, and we liked what he had to say. About a week prior, Tim Anderson gave an interview and a lot was about how the 2020 White Sox didn’t “put teams away” enough towards the end. Well, Lucas Giolito reiterated that on Tuesday when he talked about having a “killer instinct”.
That is clear after the way the regular season ended. They were the top team in the American League going into the final two weeks of the season but they went through a little bit of a slump there at the end. That can’t happen in 2021 if they want to be the World Series contenders that they are set out to be.
You can argue that Lucas Gioltio is the team’s leader on the mound and Tim Anderson is the team’s leader of the position players. The fact that both of them each had the same thing to say about a “killer instinct” mentality tells you a lot about how this team is going to go into the year. They have the roster to do something special so it is up to them to go out there and do it.
In the same interview, Gioltio said that he can see their rotation being one of if not the best in baseball. The confidence is coming out of this team from all directions and that is exactly what you need to win the World Series. All of these things are going to be worked on during Spring Training and it is all starting today. Hopefully, this new way of thinking helps their talent rise above.