Mar 28, 2024 - Sports

How to Fake It: The 2024 Chicago White Sox

Luis Robert, Jr. after he hits a pitch.

Luis Robert Jr. against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park on Sept. 19, 2023. Photo: G Fiume/Getty Images

The White Sox have cleaned house as they start another rebuild on the South Side.

The big picture: Last year was a mess. New GM Chris Getz is charged with cleaning up after Rick Hahn and Kenny Williams, who were both fired before the end of the season.

Who's out: Dylan Cease, Tim Anderson, Lucas Giolito, Lance Lynn, Yasmani Grandal, Liam Hendriks and others.

Who's still in: Luis Robert, Yoan Moncada, Michael Kopech, Andrew Vaughn and Eloy Jimenez.

Strengths: Luis Robert. The young centerfielder took a huge step forward last year, bashing 38 home runs.

Weaknesses: Pitching staff. They traded Cease this month and sent Michael Kopech to the bullpen. The starting rotation features a who's who of "I've never heard of that guy."

The intrigue: The Sox stumble into this season with more news about stadiums than on-field talent. Owner Jerry Reinsdorf is lobbying the state to pay for a massive new ballpark in the South Loop.

The bottom line: The Sox are leaning on some former prospects and reclamation projects to push them forward, including shortstop Colson Montgomery and young former reliever, now Opening Day starter Garrett Crochet.

  • Analysts predict the Sox will lose a lot of games.
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