The Chicago White Sox are one of the best teams in Major League Baseball, hands down. They sit at or near the top of the majority of the expert’s power rankings and polls. They are number one in the AL Central and have been for what seems like forever and that’s a good thing. However, can this team actually be even better than it is now?
The Chicago White Sox are only going to get better as they get healthier.
Yes, they can be even better, and eventually, they will be better. That’s going to be scary for other American League teams. The White Sox, like so many other teams, have suffered a rash of injuries. From Eloy Jimenez and Luis Robert to Nick Madrigal, Billy Hamilton, and even Jose Abreu, this team has seen a lot of time missed by its starters.
These starters are high-quality top-performing players that can be game-changers. Any time missed by them is a time when the Sox aren’t performing at their peak. We know that the White Sox have been able to retain one of the best records, if not the best, in the MLB. We also know how they have been able to do that.
Fans have seen what they can do with backup players and guys who are still in the minors. This team wins with guys that you would never think would be able to help them win. For the most part, their wins are convincing. The man behind all of this, manager Tony LaRussa, has proven his doubters wrong. He has shown that he still has what it takes to be a great manager in Major League Baseball.
Thanks to the players that have filled in while the others have been out injured, this team is one of the best in baseball. But let’s say they get some of their premier players back from injury as the season is ending. Perhaps guys like Robert and Jimenez will get back around the end of August and be ready to help. Just having their bats in the lineup, with their power and ability to crush the ball, is going to be good enough to perhaps put them over the top and get them into the World Series.
Yes, the White Sox are doing great and there is not much to complain about. With that said, imagine this team at full strength. They would be even better than they are now and that’s exciting to think about. The Chicago White Sox are poised to accomplish great things this season. We have known this since the season kicked off in April. It’s a team with a lot of heart and a lot of grit.
They have fought through a ton of adversity and, despite that, sit at the top of the league. With that kind of determination, it’s likely the White Sox will reach their goal of getting into the playoffs. With a little push from guys like Robert and Jimenez, this team may very well get to and win the World Series.