White Sox world series in the near future?

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Ciaran Mathews, Staff reporter

While the 2010s may have been the best decade in a while for a Cubs fan, it was quite the opposite for southsiders. With zero playoff appearances, the retirement of former White Sox stars such as Paul Konerko and Mark Buehrle. Along with the departure of All Stars such as Chris Sale and Adam Eaton in 2016 and Jake Peavy in 2013.

“Definitely a disappointing decade but it’s looking pretty bright for the 2020’s” said diehard White Sox fan Sam Egan.

After the signings of stars such as Yasmani Grandal, Dallas Keuchel and Edwin Encarnacion in the offseason many Sox fans are expecting an exciting season and decade.

The Sox finished the 2019 regular season with a record of 72 wins and 89 losses. Although they failed to make the playoffs, the White Sox had three All Stars in Jose Abreu, James McCann and Lucas Giolito. Being an all star is one of the most sought after achievements in the MLB, each team is guaranteed to have at least one all star, with the infielders and outfielders being selected through fan vote and the commissioner’s office and the players selecting the pitchers and reserves. 

The all stars weren’t the only bright part of the White Sox roster, young stars such as Yoan Moncada, Eloy Jimenez and Tim Anderson all had breakout seasons.

“My favorite player is probably Tim Anderson, he’s a fun player to watch and an exciting player for all baseball fans to pay attention to” Egan said.

Anderson was one of the most exciting players to watch in the MLB last year. He had 167 hits, 18 home runs and a batting average of .335. He also hit 56 RBI’s(Runs Batted In). Many fans also believed that Anderson was snubbed for an all star selection.

“I think that this year we’re gonna win the division, then next year or the year after we’ll be in the World Series” said Egan.

The White Sox finished third in their division behind the Cleveland Indians with a record of 93 wins and 69 losses and the winners of the division, the Minnesota Twins, who finished with a record of 101 wins and 61 losses. By winning the division the Twin’s advanced to ALDS(American League Division Series) where they were knocked out by the New York Yankees.

Even if the Sox don’t win the division next year, they’ll have plenty more chances in the coming years. With Jose Abreu, Yasmani Grandal and Dallas Keuchel along with many other sox stars all being under contract through at least 2022, the Sox are sure to make a push to win the division if not the World Series. 

“They’re bringing back a lot of good players and I’m seeing a lot of promise in the team” said Egan

The White Sox will play their first game of the 2020 season on March 26 at Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago.