I am really amazed that the Chicago White Sox off-season is already here as I hoped they would at least squeak it out to a game 5 in Houston but here we are. They won 93 games this season and won their division, making it the most successful season since 2005. It was still short of where many fans want them to be.
Since the playoffs are mostly random (as evidenced by the 100-win Tampa Bay Rays getting no farther than the Sox), the goal for this team next year should be to win 101 or more games, which would set a franchise record and get them much needed home-field advantage throughout the playoffs.
The simplest way for the Sox to get there would be to sign a 7-win player like Carlos Correa or Marcus Semien which would theoretically help get them to 100 wins if they more or less keep the same team they had this year.
I think the White Sox were a legitimate 93 win team, as they neither underperformed nor overperformed. If you look on paper, that’s pretty much what you’d expect based on the talent they have. The White Sox are not “stacked” in their lineup but they are very good.
The Chicago White Sox has a lot of work to do before the 2022 season rolls around.
While there are concerns that the 2022 MLB season may happen at all, and that might give teams an excuse not to sign guys, if everything goes according to plan the 2022 Chicago White Sox will be the best team of the rebuild yet and maybe the best chance they have at winning a World Series. The White Sox needs to take advantage of that.