ESPN just did a "What Baseball will look like during the 2020s" article. The Sox got a lot of ink: Best record by team: season: Chicago White Sox, 2023 (112-50, .691); decade: New York Yankees (920-668, .577)* Having their best decade ever: Chicago White Sox, San Diego Padres Changing direction: Chicago White Sox, San Diego Padres, Houston Astros, Chicago Cubs, Cleveland Indians Some of the model clubs from the 2010s began to fray and dissolve by the middle of the decade as other franchises caught up with what had once been their cutting-edge strategies. Meanwhile, the Padres usurped southern California dominance from the Dodgers, and the White Sox became the darlings of the Windy City. Highest batting average: season: Nick Madrigal, 2023 (.364); decade: Luis Arraez (.327) Madrigal's performance during that historic season for the ChiSox would have been MVP-worthy in a lot of campaigns, but he finished second in the voting to teammate Luis Robert. Best major league pitchers (by year): 2025: Michael Kopech 2026: Michael Kopech Hardest-throwing pitcher: Michael Kopech Top power/speed combination: Luis Robert Best offense: 2023 Chicago White Sox Best infield: 2023 Chicago White Sox (Andrew Vaughn, Nick Madrigal, Tim Anderson, Yoan Moncada) Most wins by pitcher: season: Gerrit Cole, 2022 (26); decade: Lucas Giolito (152) I know it's silly, but it's fun.
PeoriaLunchBoxBlues replied to BigSexy23's topic in Pale Hose TalkMachado seems like he could be the get fat, move to 1B and hit .260 type to me. I'm disappointed but we may have dodged a bullet.