A post-deadline look at the state of the farm Coming into 2021, the White Sox had what was generally considered a middle-tier farm system. There was exceptional talent at the top that could match most any other franchise, but a very steep drop after which was going to require a lot of actual development and results from the second tier.
While much has been made of the Chicago White Sox record against teams with a .500 or better win percentage, the team still finds itself with a comfortable lead in the American League Central division.
Yermín Mercedes’ retirement/return garnered all of the headlines, but another prospect may have been considering a career change last week It’s been a wild year for Jake Burger, from the CarShield Collegiate League, to the Schaumburg alternate site, to Triple-A, to hitting his first big-league homer, and then back to Charlotte.
Both teams played each other tight, with neither’s win expectancy exceeding 65% for 8 1⁄2 innings ... until Brian Goodwin came along The White Sox brought their AL Central lead back to nine games over Cleveland with a 2-1 win to kick off August.
The White Sox extend their divisional lead to 9 games with a series win over Cleveland. The team is 10–4 over their last 14 games at Guaranteed Rate Field and 7–7 against the Indians this season (5–5 at home).
A dive into the details of the new White Sox setup man Everybody close your eyes, take a deep breath, remember that the White Sox have an eight-game lead in the standings, can still win this series, and can run out one of the three or four best closers in the game for pretty much any one of the 60-odd games remaining in the season.
No not just because he went from the Cubs to the Sox. The new, or maybe old, Kimbrel is spotting his pitches much better compared to previous seasons If Nick Madrigal and Codi Heuer were sent to the Chicago Cubs during this past offseason, a White Sox fan, or really anybody, would have assumed it would have been in exchange for Yu Darvish.
Tepera, 33, has been a rock-solid bullpen option for the Cubs over the past two seasons, tallying 64 innings of 3.23 ERA ball with an excellent 31.9% strikeout rate, a 9.4% walk rate and a 44.8% walk rate.