What a dissapointing season it has been for the Chicago White Sox. They lost on Wednesday night to the Minnesota Twins to make it eight straight. They haven’t won in over a week and it is going to go down as one of the most embarrassing finishes in MLB history.
This team came into the season with World Series level expectations. Instead, they are likely to finish under .500 which is incredibly disappointing. There are many reasons for this bad season and we can only hope that they address them in the offseason.
On Wednesday night, as mentioned before, the White Sox lost their eighth straight game. A few hours later, the Seattle Mariners defeated the Texas Rangers which eliminated the White Sox from postseason contention.
Not only did they let the Cleveland Guardians swoop in and take the division, but they also just flat-out missed the playoffs entirely. Not even getting into the Wild Card is a complete embarrassment for this organization.
The Chicago White Sox have been eliminated from postseason contention.
This was a chance for the White Sox to make the playoffs in three straight seasons for the first time in franchise history. Now, that hope is gone by the wayside and there is no guarantee that they will be any good again in 2023.
Now, that just leaves the Baltimore Orioles as the only team in the American League that is below the playoff line and not eliminated yet. Thier tragic number is now four. It has been a great season for them but it is unlikely that they will end up catching the Mariners.
In the American League postseason, unless Baltimore does have that miraculous run to take a Wild Card spot, it will be those Seattle Mariners along with the Tampa Bay Rays, Toronto Blue Jays, Houston Astros, Cleveland Guardians, and New York Yankees. There is sure to be some great baseball in October.
It would be nice for the White Sox to be a part of this but it just isn’t in the cards this year. A flawed roster, bad manager, and underperforming players all led to this. Sometimes, you get what you deserve in sports and that is what has happened here. Hopefully, they learn their lesson and move on. 2023 can still be a good year if they are smart.