The San Diego Padres have somewhat become a sore subject for the Chicago White Sox faithful. So many things have happened with them that made fans upset for a variety of reasons. Of course, it started with everything that happened with Fernando Tatis Jr. and Manny Machado.
Now that the pain of those things has passed a little bit, they are just annoying to White Sox fans because they have become the organization that the White Sox should be.
A team that goes out and does what they need to do to try and improve is what the White Sox should be trying to be but the Padres do it so much better.
The reason this is coming up is because of the fact that the Padres are now a part of one of the biggest trades in MLB history. They won the Juan Soto sweepstakes as he is headed to southern California to play baseball in a blockbuster deal.
The Chicago White Sox are never going to be like the San Diego Padres.
As a 58-46 playoff-bound team, they still had the assets to go out there and make this move. The White Sox are underperforming at the MLB level and don’t have a good farm system at all. This whole thing just really makes you think about where they are as an organization compared to some of the other elite teams.
How do the White Sox start becoming a team like that? Well, it starts at the top. Jerry Reinsdorf is a pretty brutal owner. He overpowered Rick Hahn to hire a coach that was his friend to make up for a previous mistake that took place over 40 years ago.
The White Sox are also one of only a few teams that have yet to hand out a 100 million dollar contract. That is all on the owner because nobody can do their jobs right until the money is there for them to use.
They also need to be better with their assets. Trading Tatis was a monumental mistake. So was the Craig Kimbrel trade and a bunch of others. Hahn has also made some great moves as the GM as well.
Landing guys like Jose Abreu and Luis Robert was an amazing accomplishment amazing and so were the Chris Sale, Adam Eaton, and Jose Quintana trades. It hasn’t been all bad but seeing teams like the San Diego Padres act like this really makes you think.