The Chicago White Sox are officially going to the postseason. There are a lot of reasons why but they are going to the postseason for the first time in 2008. It is the first time in franchise history that they are going to the playoffs for a second straight year. They did it on the back of some serious young talent throughout the organization. A rebuild has worked and now they are serious contenders.
There have been a lot of things that happened this season that could have buried the team but they always seemed to play well through adversity. One of those big issues this season has been injuries. They saw Luis Robert, Eloy Jimenez, and Yasmani Grandal go through some serious injuries that caused them to miss significant time.
Now, those three are back and playing as well as ever. It has really been a spark to the team’s offense. If every player of consequence stays healthy, they are a team that could make a deep run towards the American League pennant and potentially the World Series.
The depth on this team has been tested all season long. The three players mentioned before in Grandal, Jimenez, and Robert have only played in the same lineup as Yoan Moncada, Tim Anderson, and Jose Abreu just five times this season. They are 4-1 in those games, including the division-clinching win over the Cleveland Indians.
The Chicago White Sox needs all of their players healthy and ready to go by October.
Big things are coming for this team but they still have some injury concerns. Nothing is serious right now but there are some bumps and bruises to be concerned with. Some of these players are on the IL right now and some are just playing through some stuff. These are the three players to get back to 100 percent by the first postseason game: