The Chicago White Sox are a great baseball team and everybody knows it. Well, normally only White Sox fans know it when it is true but they seem to be getting just a bit more respect lately. They deserve it in all honesty because they are extremely fun with outstanding players on the field.
MLB dot com came out with their first power rankings going into spring training and the results might surprise you. They gave the White Sox a tremendous amount of respect which is really cool to see.
Of course, they ranked the Los Angeles Dodgers as the number one team in the league. That makes sense when you think about how good they have been in recent years. They also just have the best roster when you study it deeply. They are going to be so good.
Coming in second place, however, was your Chicago White Sox. They believe that as of right now they are the best team in the American League. To be honest, it is hard to argue it at this point in time.
The Chicago White Sox are one of the best teams in Major League Baseball.
Teams like the New York Yankees and Houston Astros could rise depending on their free agency triumphs but the White Sox could very well be active too. Seeing them in the top five would be nice but the fact that they are ranked second is special.
Why might the White Sox be ranked this high? Well, they won 93 games in 2021 without the likes of Luis Robert, Eloy Jimenez, and Yasmani Grandal for most of the season. In the case of Robert and Jimenez, they are still developing which is scary as well because of how good they already are.
They also have young pitchers like Micahel Kopech, Garrett Crochet, and Dylan Cease amongst others who have been great but still haven’t reached their full potential yet. Some of these guys reaching their ceilings would be better than any free agent signing (cheaper too).
Going into 2022, we need to see them live up t this type of ranking. They will go on hot streaks and cold streaks throughout the season that will fluctuate their ranking from week to week but they should consistently stay in that top-six or seven range. It is going to be an outstanding season and everybody should be very excited.