Team Strengths: The White Sox have an above-average bullpen for the first time in years, aided by the acquisition 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 significant improvement.
Team Weaknesses: White Sox starters submitted a 5.07 ERA last year (26th at MLB) and the offense scored 656 conducts (24th), a dual presence at the bottom of baseball which resulted in the franchise’s first 100-loss year since 1970. Even though a run of subpar drafts this decade continues to haunt the club key players acquired in trades, namely Lucas Giolito and Yoan Moncada, haven’t performed.
What They Did About It: The White Sox traded to assist Yonder Alonso and the pitching staff to assist the offense, and Jon Jay was also signed by them. When righthander Dylan Cease and possibly outfielder Eloy Jimenez come from the minors the help will come from the farm system.
Final Outlook: The White Sox farm program graduations give them a chance to take a step forward, but their margin for error is thin to prevent the next 90-loss season.
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