The Chicago White Sox has the pieces in place to have one of the best bullpens in Major League Baseball. You need to be good in that department in order to win the World Series and the White Sox believe they are. They didn’t see Rick Renteria handle the talent to the best of their ability so they let him go.
The Chicago White Sox need their bullpen to be put in the right situation to get the most out of them.
Tony La Russa was been brought in as the new manager and we believe he knows how to handle a bullpen. He does need to put them in the right position/order if they are going to maximize their talent. We know that he is good at taking the feel for the game and combining it with analytics to get the best possible decisions made. If these things actually work out, this team might really have one of the best bullpens in the league. It is certainly going to be a lot of fun to watch.
This team sort of has three layers to its bullpen. There are different situations that will cause the White Sox to use those different layers. There is the impact of the starter, the flow of the game, and the scoreboard amongst other things that will cause them to make decisions. They certainly have the players needed to take advantage of these situations.
The offense and starters are going to carry their weight so it is up to the bullpen to preserve leads. It is a different-looking unit from the year before but not because of the personnel. It is because of the people in charge and the development of players there. In order to get the most out of the group, they can’t be overmanaging the situation. They need to come up with a plan and roll with it. This is the perfect setup for them going into the year: