Opening Day Preview: Chicago White Sox

The 2014 Chicago White Sox finished fourth in the American League Central, eight games under .500, exactly 17 games behind the A.L. Central Champion Detroit Tigers and 16 games behind the winners of the 2014 A.L. Pennant, the Kansas City Royals. That kind of ending will be highly unlikely in 2015. The White Sox intend to fight and to win.

Melky Cabrera. Getty Images.

They spent quite a bit signing free agents like David Robertson, Melky Cabrera, Zach Duke and Adam LaRoche. They traded with the Oakland Athletics to get starting pitcher Jeff Samardzija and they recently locked up centerfielder Adam Eaton through the 2019 season.

The team also has a ton of young talent just ready to break out. Right fielder Avisail Garcia is poised to become a household name and third baseman Conor Gillaspie is too.

Suddenly the fourth place team has a stacked lineup, you can’t forget the way that 2014 A.L. Rookie of the Year Jose Abreu hit last season. Their rotation has Chris Sale, Jose Quintana and now Samardzija. The bullpen is much improved. Look for the White Sox to, at the very least, finish above .500 this season.

For a preview of the 2015 White Sox team from the lineup to the bullpen, go to Baseball Hot Corner, using the link below:

Opening Day Preview: Chicago White Sox

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