The Chicago White Sox had a wildly successful series with the Minnesota Twins this week. They were outplayed in the first game but won the next two with relative ease. They are now 10-2 against the Twins so far this season. Despite the success, Frank Thomas had one thing on his mind during the pre and postgame shows. He is legitimately mad that Tim Anderson didn’t make it as an American League All-Star.
Tim Anderson should be representing the Chicago White Sox at the All-Star Game.
Frank Thomas went out of his way to mention it more than once. He also had more than one rant on why he deserves to be headed to Denver. He was upset enough to choose him as his “pick to click” on Wednesday. It was a smart move because Anderson went 4-4 with a walk, run scored, and RBI. It was a great way to get his batting average back over .300.
Tim Anderson is one of the most important players in this organization. He is a perfect leadoff man for this club that has some heavy hitters in the middle of the lineup. When some of their RBI machines come back from injury, they will be in really good shape. We also can’t forget that he is amazing defensively now after being a little bit rough in the field to start his career.
There is still a chance that Anderson makes it as an injury replacement later this week. We don’t know if he would go but you have to imagine that he would. He has been hitting so well lately that you would think he is in consideration for a replacement. It is a shame that we have to hope for that being the way he gets in because he should have just made it anyway.
Carlos Rodon, Lance Lynn, and Liam Hendriks are the White Sox players that will head to Denver for the midsummer classic. It is going to be a lot of fun to see them there as they have all been elite this season. Both Lynn and Rodon are in consideration to start the game for the American League. You can absolutely expect Hendriks to be in consideration for the save if the opportunity is there.
We as a fanbase understand why Frank Thomas is so upset. It is also nice to see him there on the postgame show giving rants on why he believes what he believes. He is the greatest player in the history of the franchise so it is cool to see him think this highly of current players. Hopefully, Tim Anderson continues to play well regardless and helps the team win.