The Chicago White Sox have done a lot of things that made themselves look bad over the last year or so. To be honest, all we want is for this team to succeed but you have to call out truths when they are right there in front of you.
They didn’t make significant moves during the offseason, they didn’t fire their manager when his team was underperforming under his supervision, and they hold almost no one (including the players) accountable when things don’t go right.
In one short playoff run, the Philadelphia Phillies made the Chicago White Sox look terrible. For one, two of their players (Bryce Harper and Zach Wheeler) were heavily pursued by the White Sox but they couldn’t get it done for a variety of reasons.
They also have former White Sox closer David Robertson who has had a good season split between the Phillies and Chicago Cubs.
The Philadelphia Phillies are making the Chicago White Sox look horrible.
A big note is that the Phillies fired Joe Girardi in the middle of the season before it was too late. They ended up winning 87 games, snuck in as the last Wild Card team, and now they are going to the World Series. It is an incredible story for the game of baseball.
This playoff run by Philadelphia has made Jerry Reinsdorf, Rick Hahn, and Tony La Russa all look bad in the same series. They are a cheap franchise that doesn’t act as if they care about winning. That is why they finished 81-81 despite all of the talents on the team.
We will see if this offseason changes things after some heat was put on them throughout the year. They are going to hire a new manager now after Tony left for medical reasons. If a new manager comes in and brings new life to the club, they could win some more games on that alone.
They won’t add a free agent quite as impactful as Bryce Harper but they can make their team significantly better with some moves. If they are serious about winning like they claim they are, things will change from their typical model of mediocrity.