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2014 White Sox Team Preview: Youth Movement

Ryan Eisner

Ryan Eisner

Ryan has been writing for Rotowire since 2007. He currently writes about baseball and covers the White Sox.

2014 Chicago White Sox Team Preview

The White Sox surprised most in 2012 when they challenged the Tigers for the division for much of the season. However, two things became apparent a few weeks into the 2013 season. One, the White Sox were not going to contend with the Tigers, Indians, and Royals in the AL Central Race. In fact, they were going to contend with the Astros and Twins for the worst record in the American League. Two, looking at the organization, things were not going to get better anytime soon. Recent drafts and trades yielding very little fruit for a thin farm system, and much of the core that had buoyed the club for much of the latter 2000’s were hurt, old, or both. Chris Sale’s emergence as one of the premier left-handed starters in the American League was a bright spot, but that was about it.

Rebuilding was off the table, with a losing team drawing lukewarm interest as the “second team” in the Second City. So rookie general manager Rick Hah

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