The Chicago White Sox and the other 29 Major League Baseball teams had a very interesting offseason. They were locked out because of bad labor negotiations between the league and its player’s association.
As a result, the season didn’t start until about a week into April. A lot of teams don’t look like themselves up to this point as spring training was short for everyone. For the White Sox, they are injured and playing badly. They will not even slightly miss the month of April.
The White Sox go into May with a record of 8-12. To be honest, they are lucky that they have that record and that it isn’t much worse. They started 6-2 which was nice but a stretch where they lost 10 of 11 has set them back. Now, they are looking to get out of it.
You might remember that April wasn’t great for them in 2021 either. There was a lot of the same issues but their record was slightly better because Yermin Mercedes was there to lead the way. He isn’t there this year to save them so they appear to be struggling.
They also weren’t very good to start the 2020 season that didn’t start until late July. For whatever reason, this core takes a minute to get going. We can only hope that is the case this season as they have an extremely talented roster.
The Chicago White Sox have a lot to look forward to now that April is over.
For as good as this team is, they have also dealt with a lot of injuries. Yoan Moncada, Lance Lynn, Lucas Giolito, Joe Kelly, Eloy Jimenez, and Luis Robert are all either out or just returning from a little bit of missed time. As they get healthier, the sky is the limit.
Both pennant winners in 2021 started the season 7-10 so don’t be surprised if the White Sox at least climb out of this and win the division. They have the most talented roster in the division but they need to go out there and play well.
Hopefully, as the weather warms up their bats do too. They have had a dreadful offense but they have only played in one game with a temperature over 65 degrees. It isn’t the best excuse in the world but it may prove to be a valid one as the season progresses.
Now that it is May, it is time for this team to move on with the season in a positive direction. They have two more with the Los Angeles Angels this weekend before taking on the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field this week. It is going to be a fun time watching baseball in Chicago this summer. April showers bring May flowers.