The Chicago White Sox are going to play fewer than 162 games in the 2022 season. The lockout has already wiped out the first two series of the season meaning that there is only a max of 156 games left on the slate.
That is tough for baseball fans because Opening Day is delayed and we just want to watch as much baseball as we can. This team is one of the elite teams in the American League and they are taking them away from us because they can’t negotiate in good faith.
However, there is one positive to try and take away from this. As much as we want to see the boys on the field, having fewer games could benefit them from a competitive standpoint. They will be a little bit more rested when the postseason arrives.
We don’t know if they are going to play 156, 130, 100, or 60 games but they are probably going to at least play a little bit this season. There is reason to believe that fewer games would benefit this team in particular.
The White Sox could feel better by the postseason with fewer games played.
In 2021, they might have won the World Series if they played 140 regular-season games. They were on fire at that point and then started to deal with some injury or fatigue. Guys like Tim Anderson, Carlos Rodon, and Lance Lynn amongst others were missing time due to general soreness.
You have to wonder how these guys would play at that point in the season if they only had 130 games behind them instead of 162. We all would as mentioned before, like a full season but this is one little positive to take from it.
Unfortunately, Rob Manfred doesn’t care about anyone’s favorite team. He doesn’t even like baseball. As a result, we are locked out and no end seems to be in sight. A few bad eggs are ruining this beautiful sport at its highest level but they will be back soon enough.
When they do return, expect big things from the White Sox. That series against the Houston Astros left a bad taste in everyone’s mouth and they want to make it right. It should be exciting when they come back but what is going on right now is disgraceful.