The Chicago White Sox are going to be a very good team if they play in 2022. There is a lot to look forward to for this team over the next decade but they need 2022 as another year of development. They can also be a World Series level team this year if they make the right adjustments and additions to the squad.
The White Sox, along with the Montreal Expos and New York Yankees, had the best chance of winning the World Series in 1994 when they didn’t have a World Series because of labor peace. They are hoping that they don’t lose another year like that during this era.
On Saturday, Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association are going to meet again. Commissioner Rob Manfred didn’t delay spring training on Thursday which is set to start next week so that could be a good sign.
It is fair to say that this Saturday is very important. Jeff Passan, ESPN’s leading baseball insider, had some notes about what is going to be discussed. He also notes that it is the most important day in baseball’s attempt to get the 2022 season going on time.
The Chicago White Sox needs this important day to lead to some great news.
The MLB is going to, according to Passan, make a new proposal that will lead to a new collective bargaining agreement. It is all on the shoulders of MLB commissioner Rob Manfred who has already noted that missing 2022 games would be a disastrous outcome.
This is going to be so interesting to follow. It does sound like the MLB wants to get this deal done but they are the ones who locked the players out while they negotiate. It is hard to take the commissioner or owners seriously but being optimistic is the only option for now.
If the lockout ends soon, the White Sox can get business rolling again. They need some more pitching depth (as does every team), a second baseman, and a right fielder. They can work on singing someone or making a trade once this annoying labor stoppage ends.
Baseball is as exciting as it has ever been. There are outstanding players with extremely fun personalities that are making it great. The White Sox have been proving that they are going to be a part of the fun.
All you need to do is watch guys like Tim Anderson, Eloy Jimenez, or Michael Kopech in order to catch different levels of talent mixed with entertainment. The Field of Dreams game is also another great example of what this team can do in terms of excitement on a big stage.
Hopefully, this incredibly important meeting leads to some good news because the MLB certainly doesn’t want to lose the momentum that it has picked up over the last few years.