The Chicago White Sox are a very good baseball team. That was proven in both 2020 and 2021 as the team started to turn the corner of the rebuild. After two straight first-round exits in both of those seasons, the expectations continue to increase.
That is especially true now for General Manager Rick Hahn. He is the architect behind this whole operation as he started to rebuild this team in 2016. Now, he believes that 2022 is a year where his team can win the World Series.
Rick Hahn isn’t going to be out there throwing gas, taking swings, or fielding ground balls but he can put the right guys in position to do those things. We can only hope that he figures out the right moves to make in order to get the most out of the team in 2022.
He met with the media for the first time since the lockout ended on Friday and had some very interesting things to say. He told everyone that he believes that they need to do what they need to do in order to win the World Series in 2022. They are lofty goals for him but he believes in himself and his team.
Rick Hahn believes that the Chicago White Sox are a World Series team.
Why shouldn’t he believe in the team? They are outstanding in every way. Sure, they need some extra pieces and a little bit more pitching depth but they won 93 games in 2021. Most teams in the MLB would trade their entire roster for the White Sox’s entire roster.
Stars like Luis Robert, Jose Abreu, Tim Anderson, Yasmani Grandal, Yoan Moncada, and Eloy Jimenez flood the lineup with talent on a nightly basis. There are outstanding pitchers like Lucas Giolito, Liam Hendriks, Michael Kopech, Dylan Cease, and Lance Lynn amongst others who really help this team win. Rick Hahn should be incredibly confident in this group.
Of course, they are not perfect. They need a second baseman really bad, a full-time right fielder, and some more pitching. Every team in the league needs more pitching so the former two positions are going to be the biggest needs.
Now that the lockout is over, Hahn can try and make his words come to life. He can go out there and do what he needs to do to improve the roster so that they can chase that World Series championship that they so desperately want. Hopefully, 2022 is the year that they are able to achieve that ever-so-hard goal.