Team Strengths: The White Sox have an above-average bullpen for the first time in years, aided by the purchase of Alex Colome and free agent signing of Kelvin Herrera. Coupled with Jace Fry holdovers Juan Minaya and Aaron Bummer, the White Sox stand to see improvement from their relief corps.
Team Weaknesses: White Sox starters submitted a 5.07 ERA last year (26th at MLB) and the offense scored 656 conducts (24th), a double presence at the bottom of baseball that caused the franchise’s first 100-loss year since 1970. Key players obtained in trades Lucas Giolito and Yoan Moncada, have not performed, even though a run of subpar drafts this decade continues to haunt the club.
What They Were About It: The White Sox traded for Ivan Nova to assist Yonder Alonso and the pitching staff to assist the offense, and Jon Jay was signed by them. The help will come in the farm system when righthander Dylan Cease and possibly outfielder Eloy Jimenez arrive in the minors.
Final Outlook: The White Sox farm program graduations provide them a chance to take a step forward, but their margin for error is thin to avoid the next 90-loss season.
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