The decade of the 2010s was a disaster for the Southsiders, failing to make the playoffs once. The last time the Chicago White Sox made the postseason was 2008, when the Tampa Bay Rays knocked them out in the American League Division Series. A crucial reason for Chicago’s lack of success is thanks in large part to certain moves the front office made over the last 10 years.
But after many years of disappointment, there’s a sense of optimism surrounding the organization. Chicago has a very exciting young core with the likes of Eloy Jimenez, Lucas Giolito, Reynaldo Lopez, and top prospect Luis Robert, among others. They were very busy this past offseason, adding numerous key pieces such as Edwin Encarnacion, Nomar Mazara, Dallas Keuchel, and Gio Gonzalez. With a solid mix of youngsters and veterans who can all make an impact, the postseason drought could be over for the White Sox, as we wait for the 2020 season to begin.
Over the next several weeks Baseball Essential will be doing a series on the best and worst trade every team in Major League Baseball has made over the last decade. Here is the best and worst trade the Chicago White Sox have made since 2010.
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