One New Year’s resolution for the Chicago White Sox bats

Vincent Parise
CHICAGO - APRIL 12: Jose Abreu #79 (L) and Tim Anderson #7 (R) of the Chicago White Sox receive their 2020 Louisville Slugger Silver Slugger awards prior to the game against the Cleveland Indians on April 12, 2021 at Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Ron Vesely/Getty Images)
CHICAGO - APRIL 12: Jose Abreu #79 (L) and Tim Anderson #7 (R) of the Chicago White Sox receive their 2020 Louisville Slugger Silver Slugger awards prior to the game against the Cleveland Indians on April 12, 2021 at Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Ron Vesely/Getty Images) /
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The Chicago White Sox are a very good baseball team. Major League Baseball is locked out right now so it is hard to improve at the moment but the time will come. Once they do come back, they will surely try to make one or two more moves to give themselves a better chance at a World Series title.

As far as their in-house plan, they should have many New Year’s resolutions. There are some clear ones with the pitching staff but there are also a few with the bats. In fact, one offensive resolution feels like a huge need going into the 2022 season.

The White Sox really needs to make sure that Luis Robert is the centerpiece of their batting order in 2022. That should be their number one New Year’s resolution no matter what. He has the ability to be one of the very best players in Major League Baseball. He already was in a very limited amount of games in 2021.

If he is in the middle of the White Sox order for the entire season, he could really do some damage. We know how good Tim Anderson is at the top which is a big start. Then, Yoan Moncada, Jose Abreu, Yasmani Grandal, and Eloy Jimenez are all there to surround Robert in the middle of the order. This is a group that could score runs in abundance.

The Chicago White Sox needs to take full advantage of having Luis Robert.

Robert is not a rookie anymore. He has proven that his hype was well worth it. In only 68 games, he managed to have a WAR of 3.6 which is just amazing. It would have been in MVP territory if he played the entire season at that level. He slashed .338/.378/.567 for an OPS of .946. With that, he hit 13 home runs, had 43 RBIs, and had 42 runs scored.

The White Sox needs to take full advantage of having someone this good. We all know that Frank Thomas, Paul Konerko, and Jose Abreu are all-time White Sox greats but Robert has a chance to be the best of them all. Going into 2022, the plan needs to be to make sure that the offense goes through his bat. The entire lineup card should be constructed around him.

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