We continue to hear what seems like good news in regards to the labor negotiations going on between Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association. All we want at this point is to see our Chicago White Sox back in action this summer following the lockout.
The Major League players are not at spring training as a result of the lockout which is incredibly disappointing. The first few games of spring training have already been canceled and they need to come to an agreement before February 28th before some regular-season games take a hit.
Although it seems like things are headed in the right direction as far as the negotiations, there is a lot that needs to be done before that deadline. It is okay to feel optimistic right now but tread lightly.
One thing that we can take happiness in is the fact that the prospects and minor leaguers are in Glendale, Arizona underway with their minicamp. The White Sox were very active on social media today sharing some photos and videos of it all.
The Chicago White Sox prospects look great in Glendale, Arizona getting ready.
The White Sox certainly has some really good players there. Top prospects like Yoelqui Cespedes and Colson Montgomery will always steal the show but there are plenty of good players to be excited about. It looks good watching them take swings and make pitches as they work towards reaching their dream.
While it is certainly annoying to hear so much online about the lockout, it is nice to see the young kids get the spotlight right now. Some of these players at minicamps (for all 30 teams) are the future of the league. Minor League Baseball is also a lot of fun so pay attention to these guys.
The White Sox now have one of the worst-ranked farm systems in Major League Baseball. A lot of it is because they hit on many different prospects that have now come to MLB. Since 2017, Yoan Moncada, Eloy Jimenez, Luis Robert, Andrew Vaughn, Lucas Giolito, Gavin Sheets, Dylan Cease, Garrett Crochet, and Michael Kopech amongst others have graduated.
The system is always going to take a natural hit when you are that successful. It is up to them to keep it replenished year after year. Seeing guys like Cespedes, Montgomery, Oscar Colas, and Jared Kelley develop the right way will certainly help with that. This spring is a great starting point.
We will get the best of both worlds when the lockout ends. These young guys that are trying to make a name for themselves will benefit from having the Major League guys around. The veterans can always provide help in areas of need for these kids. It is going to be amazing when it finally happens.