The Cleveland Guardians clinched the American League Central Division Title on Sunday afternoon thanks to the fact that the Chicago White Sox lost again to the Detroit Tigers. It is the first Guardians division winner since 2018.
The Guardians earned this win. They deserve to win as they play a significantly better brand of baseball with a far younger and cheaper roster. They are well managed, well coached, and have extremely smart players. It isn’t just all about accumulating talented players.
After winning the division, the Cleveland Guardians mocked the Chicago White Sox both in the clubhouse while celebrating and on social media.
Obviously, there were some explicit words used in the locker room but the ones posted by the official team Twitter account are actually really funny. It is all in good fun for the most part but this team has every right to make fun of the White Sox for this season.
The Chicago White Sox deserve to be mocked by this Cleveland Guardians team.
Everyone picked the White Sox to win this division with ease. A lot of people didn’t even give Cleveland a fighting chance. They took note and went out to have a great season that led to this division title. Every team in the league should model after the Guardians.
This tweet in particular makes fun of a tweet made by the official NBC Sports White Sox account early in the season where they made fun of the rest of the division by wondering if they would show up this year. Well, the Guardians certainly showed up.
They even chanted “fire Tony” while celebrating in the clubhouse afterward. Even the players know that this White Sox team made terrible decisions in 2022 and that was one of the biggest ones. Hopefully, the White Sox feel embarrassed by this.
So how did Cleveland go out and do this with a much cheaper and younger roster? Well, they paid one legit top position player a lot of money in Jose Ramirez and then built around him.
They are also a pitching factory that has produced multiple elite starters, an amazing bullpen, and the best closer in the American League. It is a recipe that has worked well for them.
If the White Sox want to get back to the top of the division again in 2023, they need to make some major moves. Hopefully, this weekend was a wake-up call to every single person making decisions over there. This year was unacceptable.