It has been very fun to keep up with some of the storylines surrounding Chicago White Sox pitching since they (and catchers) reported to spring training last week. With some returning studs, new faces, and a brand new pitching coach, it would be hard not to get excited about if you are a fan of this team. They need the pitching to be one of the strengths of the team as previous World Series winners have proved. The White Sox feel like they have a starting rotation and bullpen that can compete with any team in the league.
Of course, we know that the strength of the team is going to probably be the offense. That is where the position players come in. They have started to be seen in Spring Training and it is a sight to behold for sure. They have a lot of talent walking through those doors and it is good enough to consider them a legit threat to win the World Series.
With guys like Eloy Jimenez, Luis Robert, Tim Anderson, Jose Abreu, Yoan Moncada, and Yasmani Grandal amongst others stepping up to the plate one after another, this group isn’t going to be fun to face. Most of them haven’t even scratched the surface of what they are going to become which is good to think about if you are a White Sox fan.
There are pictures and videos of Yoan Moncada and Tim Anderson out there along with plenty of quotes that should get people going. They all believe in themselves which is just an extension of what we have heard from the pitchers and catchers already. This is a group that believes it can win and win a lot. Without that sort of attitude, there is no chance of ever going far in this league.
That quote from Tim Anderson about being the best shortstop in the game is really something. The White Sox traded away a kid who has that mantle right now and Tim knows it. He is out there to prove that he can be better and it is hard to bet against him. If he believes he is the best shortstop in the game, who are we White Sox fans to question it. Not many players want to win more than him. Once the exhibition games start later this week, look for Anderson to be one of the best leaders this organization has ever seen.