By: Will Farlow
The Chicago Bears finished the 2020 NFL Season with an exit loss in the Wild Card Game against the New Orleans Saints. The Monsters of the Midway to the surprise of Bears fans retained General Manager Ryan Pace and Head Coach Matt Nagy. The Bears saw former first-round pick Mitchell Trubisky leave, Kyle Fuller to Denver, and Allen Robinson returning on a one-year franchise tag. The Bears have team needs at QB, WR, CB, and the offensive line. GM Ryan Pace is rumored to be considering a round 1 trade up for a QB or standing pat at 20 taking the best player available. The 2021 NFL Draft is a make-or-break draft for a Bears team needing results with NFL prospects that can help this team to better success moving forward. These are my takes on what Ryan Pace and the Chicago Bears should do in this year's draft in Cleveland.
Round 1: Pick 20
Rashod Bateman WR Minnesota
I like this first pick by Bears GM Ryan Pace solidifying a young receiving core by selecting the Minnesota Gopher Rashod Bateman. The junior played solid football as a lead wide receiver for Minnesota for three seasons. He has an average receiver size of 6'0 with good hands when catching the football. The trait that stands out to me is how Bateman combines great speed to get down the field catching the ball either deep or in between defenders. Bateman adds talent alongside Darnell Mooney, Marquise Goodwin, and star franchise-tagged receiver Allen Robinson. This is a great best player available first-round pick for Chicago.
Trade with Atlanta: Chicago trades 2021 second rounder (52) , a 2021 sixth round pick (221) , and a 2022 fourth-round pick. Atlanta sends their 2021 second round pick (35) to Chicago.
Round 2: Pick 35
Kellen Mond QB Texas A&M
This is a pick by Bears GM Ryan Pace some Bears fans will question, while others see the potential of Kellen Mond. Mond played four seasons for the Aggies with a total of over 9,000 passing yards, The Aggie QB brings in both the ability to be a consistent pocket passer and has good mobility on the run. Comparison to Mond and where he is picked by Chicago reminds me of the Lamar Jackson picked by the Baltimore Ravens in the 2018 NFL Draft. I see Mond as a QB that can sit under Andy Dalton for a year, and then becoming the Chicago Bears starting QB in 2022.
Round 3: Pick 83
Spencer Brown OT Northern Iowa
Ryan Pace fills a very important role in the Bears offensive line by picking Spencer Brown. Brown has amazed NFL scouts with his size and good consistent play he displayed during his time as a UNI Panther. The UNI Panther is great at combining good speed into his blocks against any defensive opponent. I think Brown is a good addition to a Bears offensive line facing a need for a long-term upgrade to both tackle positions. The Chicago Bears had a great interest in Brown before the draft making this a smart addition alongside Cody Whitehair, James Daniels, and Sam Mustipher.
Trade with Philadelphia: Chicago trades QB Nick Foles, and two 2021 sixth-round picks (208,221) to Philadelphia . Chicago receives a 2021 fourth-round pick (123) from Philadelphia.
Round 4: Pick 123
Michael Carter RB North Carolina
The Bears send Nick Foles back to his former team in Philadelphia to acquire a fourth-rounder to fill another need on their offense. Chicago continues its trend of taking a running back each NFL Draft it had under GM Ryan Pace. I like this pick of Carter here in the fourth round as a good depth running back for Matt Nagy's talented Bears offense. Carter played seasons for the Tarheels with good speed getting down the field. This is a smart pick in my opinion as Carter can be a good backup to starter David Montgomery. The pick here in Round 4 By Chicago allows for Tarik Cohen to replace the return man role left by former Bear Cordarrelle Patterson. Smart trade up to pick here by Ryan Pace in the middle rounds of the 2021 NFL Draft.
Round 5: Pick 164
Darren Hall CB San Diego State
The Bears fill the hole left by the departure of CB Kyle Fuller by taking Hall here in the middle rounds. The Aztec cornerback brings to Chicago good skills at coverage and interceptions are one of his specialties on defense. Hall is great in terms of awareness on the field, and getting the ball out of a receiver's hands forcing a turnover. Hall also brings good physicality to run support which the Bears need on defense. This is a smart pick for a Bears secondary with many cornerbacks behind Jaylon Johnson, however, there is not yet a clear-cut CB 2 for Chicago. Hall is great in terms of awareness on the field, and getting the ball out of a receiver's hands forcing a turnover.
Round 6: Pick 204
Christian Uphoff S Illinois State
Following the resigning of Safety Tashuan Gipson to a one-year deal, Ryan Pace adds a talented safety to the Bears secondary here by taking Uphoff. The Redbird safety brings good size and strength to this young Bears secondary. I like the consistent coverage Uphoff puts on the opposing offense which should fit in well alongside Eddie Jackson and Jaylon Johnson in the Chicago secondary. Smart pick by Chicago taking the Illinois native that Bears fans should enjoy watching for years to come.
Trade with Arizona: Chicago trades WR Javon Wims to the Arizona Cardinals. Arizona sends a 2021 seventh-round pick (243) to Chicago.
Round 7: Pick 243
Brady Davis QB Illinois State
Wims runs out of time in his short Bears career as Chicago sends him to Arizona to get a seventh-rounder to select more depth in their quarterback room. This is a smart trade-down move by Bears GM Ryan Pace finding another QB with upside in Redbird QB Brady Davis. Davis played seasons for Illinois State with his strong throwing arm and consistent completion rates. Davis has upside and gives Chicago another young piece to develop behind Andy Dalton and new second-round pick QB Kellen Mond. I think this also works well for Chicago as they traded quarterback Nick Foles earlier in Round 4.
By: Will Farlow
Baseball throughout its storied history has shown us to always expect the unexpected. Tonight in front of under 8,000 fans the left-hander drafted at pick 3 by the Chicago White Sox in the 2014 MLB Draft did the impossible. Carlos Rodon against the division rival Cleveland Indians threw the historic 20th no-hitter in White Sox history. Rodon threw a pitch that hit the toe of Roberto Perez breaking a perfect game in the 9th inning. I enjoyed seeing this historic moment in White Sox history for a pitcher that against any obstacle played his heart out for his team. Here are my takes on the historic moment in the career of White Sox left-hander Carlos Rodon.
Carlos Rodon is a left-handed pitcher that has fought through tough injuries in the last few seasons. I admire the heart of a player fighting all odds showing the true love of the game. Carlos faced a division rival in the Indians that he has pitched well against throughout his career. The former NC State left-hander threw 7 strikeouts with no walks or runs given to Cleveland. I am impressed by also the strong defensive play by the White Sox given Rodon needed support tonight. Nick Madrigal at second along with the first baseman Andrew Vaughn in left field are two of many players that made key plays. The moment when the Luplow hit went from Moncada to Abreu out at first was the moment history was made tonight.
Carlos Rodon is the second no-hitter for the White Sox since ace Lucas Giolito threw one last year against the Pittsburgh Pirates. I think that the fact our fifth rotation starter throwing a no-hitter shows other MLB teams the incredible strength of the White Sox rotation early on in the 2021 season. Carlos can now feel more confident again in his pitching for the first time since he received Tommy John surgery in 2019. I like the confidence and strong competitive composure Rodon shows each start he makes in his career. Congratulations to homegrown White Sox left-hander Carlos Rodon on throwing a no-hitter in a game nor he or any White Sox fan will forget.
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By: Will Farlow
When Illinois State University brought in Leah Johnson to be the head coach back in 2017 they did so knowing one thing. When a team upgrades their coach to lead a talented collegiate program, you are working toward long-term success. Illinois State finished the 2021 regular season last week by being crowned the MVC regular season champion. Coach Johnson has delivered on that goal as the Illinois State Redbird volleyball team heads toward the MVC Championship this weekend on their home court.
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I admire the Redbirds play team first, good sportsmanship volleyball every time they step on the court. Amid a Covid style season in the spring , this team of young women has been up to any challenge. Here are my takes on how this team led by Coach Johnson will fare in the upcoming MVC Championship on Doug Collins Court this weekend.
Successful collegiate teams are built by a core of veteran leadership factoring in players of different levels that make a team. Redbird veteran leaders like seniors Stef Jankiewicz, Kaylee Martin, and Sydney Holt each help this young Redbird team strive for success in each set of a match. I think this team has the necessary leadership to help their chances in the upcoming tournament on Doug Collins Court.
Heading into the championship tournament this weekend the Redbirds sport a conference-leading record of 11-5. The Redbirds have standouts in their seniors along with sophomore Sarah Kushner, and freshman Nicole Lund. The Redbirds' first opponent in Redbird Arena for the conference championship is a visiting Indiana State team lower in the conference standings at 7-11. The Redbirds in recent meetings this year with the Sycamores played close scoring sets which means Illinois State will need to make each point count this weekend.
Coach Johnson and the Redbird volleyball team have shown in recent seasons the ability to conquer any opposing team regardless of record or standing. The best thing about sports is expecting the unexpected, and you can expect this Redbird team to play well against Indiana State. I saw this Coach Johnson led Redbird team in that student section at games playing well for Redbird nation. Through this Covid pandemic, sports fans can be grateful in my opinion for good competitive teams to watch like the ISU Redbird volleyball team. Good luck to Coach Johnson and the Illinois State Redbird Volleyball team this weekend, and I hope they continue their success in a special season.
By: Will Farlow
The Chicago Bulls changed the fate of their franchise earlier today with two big trades. The new Bulls front office approached its first trade deadline with a home run shocker to Bulls fans. The fan base in Chicago was hoping for a bright change for this historic NBA franchise. The Bulls sent Wendell Carter Jr., Otto Porter Jr., and two first-round picks in 2021 and 2023 to Orlando for All-Star center Nikola Vucevic and forward Al-Farouq Aminu.
The Bulls also finished the day by executing what I found a nice surprising three-team trade with the Washington Wizards and the Boston Celtics. The Bulls sent center Daniel Gafford and forward Chandler Hutchinson to Washington for guard/forward Troy Brown Jr. and Mo Wagner. The Bulls sent Wagner and center Luke Kornet to Boston for center Daniel Theis and forward Javonte Green. The strategic part of the deal is that almost 2 million dollars were sent to the Bulls from both Boston and Washington. This is a memorable trade deadline for Bulls fans and a statement to the NBA that Chicago in my view is ready to win. Here are my thoughts on how each of the new Chicago Bulls can help this team moving forward.
Arturas Karnisovas and his staff had a successful first trade deadline for the Bulls franchise by starting with this trade with Orlando. I liked in the press conference how this front office described picking these players to fit with an already talented team. There is a lot to like about the all-star center Vucevic who can be a good second star to help team leader Zach Lavine. The center can play well on both sides of the court as he is averaging 24.5 PPG this season. Aminu is a player I find interesting in his path from his rookie year to now a Bulls team where his defense and strong play will help off the bench.
Arturas showed Bulls fans the team wasn't done yet when “this three-team trade came through just before the deadline”, according to NBC Sports Chicago Bulls analyst K.C. Johnson. Troy Brown to me as a Bulls fan is an exciting 21-year old guard /forward that has great potential. Brown can come to Chicago to continue his development with veteran help and head coach Billy Donovan. Daniel Theis is a good bench option to replace Gafford as he brings skill on defense and shooting consistently in the post. Javonte Green is a nice third player that fills a good depth role for an already talented remade Bulls roster.
I am excited to see what this revamped Bulls roster can do in its first NBA game since the trades became official. Bulls fans can be excited about a possible playoff push, however, this team still needs to develop chemistry. New players in the starting lineup and bench need to gel together cohesively for this Bulls team to find success. I have faith in Coby, Zach, Lauri, and the current Bulls to help these new Bulls into the rotation. Early in the second half, the Bulls are sending a very strong message to the NBA before this revamped roster has even played a game together. Bulls fans here is the change you were looking for courtesy of the new front office and a need to rebuild in Orlando mixed with luck from the Celtics and Wizards. I like this trade deadline for Chicago as it sets this team continuing on the right path. This Bulls team now has five new reasons to have a shot at the 2021 NBA Playoffs.
By: Will Farlow
Zach Lavine has received a historic moment in his young career . Lavine has been named as a reserve to represent the Chicago Bulls in the 2021 NBA All Star game. The shooting guard is a player teammates can go to for leadership. Lavine in my opinion has yet to hit his prime , and is continuing to grow as a player. I have always believed that a player that has a team first mentality can be successful in their career. These are my takes on how Lavine's work ethic led him to his first NBA All Star Game nod.
Lavine was close to an All Star nod back in 2020 to represent the Bulls at home in Chicago and was denied. Lavine has to this point allowed last year's snub to allow his work ethic and confidence help him to thrive under new head coach Billy Donovan. The shooting guard has shown large improvement in his defense, assist totals, and helping put the Bulls toward a winning record. Lavine needs to work on his shot timing in game ending situations which to do consistently requires practice. The Chicago Bulls are a team I see towards contention in the near future . The question is when and how their star shooting guard can get them there. Lavine has proved he can do that for Chicago, and in my view has earned the honor to be in the 2021 NBA All Star game.
Lavine making it to the all star game as a reserve for the eastern conference is now a part of Bulls history. The 25 year old guard is the first Bulls player since Jimmy Butler to be awarded honors to be in the all star game I find that historical connection interesting in regards to Lavine in the deal sending Butler to Minnesota which started the Bulls rebuild. The Bulls have been searching for a superstar, and Zach Lavine could be that player.
Hard work is something that can take a person far once it pays off. I see Lavine playing his heart out for Bulls fans each game. The hard work he has put in thus far in his career shows others that hard work pays off eventually. That eventual pay off is taking place in the 2020-2021 season with Bulls shooting guard Zach Lavine. Congratulations to Zach Lavine to being named to the 2021 NBA All Star game, news that puts the NBA on notice of the emerging Chicago Bulls.
By: Will Farlow
The Super Bowl every year from what I remember is two talented NFL teams facing each other for the Vince Lombardi Trophy and the spoils of winning a title. This year was different as I watched the Super Bowl 55 game tonight seeing things many fans did not expect. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers upset the 2020 Super Bowl Champion Kansas City Chiefs 31-9 to win Super Bowl 55.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers brought in future Hall of fame QB Tom Brady to help transform their team into champions, and I would say their mission was accomplished. The other Buccaneers players in my opinion were smart to buy into Tom Brady's leadership and message of trusting him to lead them to a Super Bowl title. Tonight's game was a smart coach, strong defense, and a very experienced QB showing a young Chiefs team a good challenge. These are my takes on tonight's game that the other NFL teams should watch about how to approach facing Mahomes and Kansas City next season.
In my opinion, Tom Brady tonight at quarterback showed that true experience and intelligence on the field beat talent. Patrick Mahomes is talented for a young QB, but Tom Brady continues to show football fans true professional skill on the field. I believe Tampa Bay was stronger on defense tonight aside from their talented Tom Brady led offense. I saw a Tampa Bay defense finish the regular season as a top ten defense this year making the Buccaneers fun to watch. I think tonight's game rings true to the 2014 Super Bowl Champion Seattle Seahawks as they proved defense can still win championships. My early prediction prior to tonight's game is that defense would truly dictate the outcome of Super Bowl 55.
I give credit to Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs on a great season, however, seemed that they ran out of confidence tonight at Ray James Stadium. I saw a young QB with talent, but an entire offense that drops the football lacking a healthy offensive line. Championships in sports in my opinion are not just won by talent, but how confident a team is fueling that to an effort worthy of winning the big game.
I believe that Kansas City will have a bright future in the AFC for many years to come. However, tonight Mahomes and this talented Chiefs team learned a lesson from an experienced Buccaneers team. Congratulations to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for their Super Bowl 55 title win, and football fans this game will definitely help fans through a long offseason.
By: Will Farlow
The Chicago White Sox in the top of a ninth inning in an elimination Game 3 of the 2020 MLB Wildcard Series faced a tough closer in Liam Hendriks of the Oakland A's. Little did the White Sox hitters know that just a few hours ago the Southsiders would sign that same closer to join the team in Chicago. The Chicago White Sox , according to ESPN MLB reporter Jeff Passan, signed star free agent closer Liam Hendriks to a 3 year $39 million dollar deal with a fourth year $15 million dollar option for 2024.
This signing by the White Sox is another big move showing Sox fans that this team is ready to work toward a World Series starting in 2021. Hendriks in my opinion is one of the most reliable, consistent closers in baseball. Hendriks during his last stint in the majors pitched a 1.78 ERA with 14 saves, and 37 strikeouts in 2020 as the closer for the Oakland A's. The star right handed closer is joining one of the youngest MLB bullpens in the Chicago White Sox.
General manager Rick Hahn and the White Sox front office that has continued to put good effort in their transactions since the rebuild in 2016 should be applauded for another great move. The White Sox have a strong young built team that features a good supportive cast of veterans. I believe adding a star closer like Hendriks inches the Sox even closer on paper as potential favorites to win the AL Central division title in 2021. I know that this isn't the key goal for this young White Sox team that is working hard toward contending toward a World Series championship.
Liam Hendriks is the type of closer you can depend on in any type of game situation. The former White Sox closer Alex Colome did quite well in my view, however, for a team looking to win a World series next year the upgrade to Hendriks is vital to that success. Hendriks now joins a potential 2021 White Sox bullpen featuring Aaron Bummer, Matt Foster, Codi Heuer, Jimmy Cordero, Jace Fry, Evan Marshall, and possibly Garret Crochet. The White Sox now can focus on continuing to develop their pitching , and bringing in Hendriks I see him working with these talented Sox bullpen arms.
Hendriks getting the contract length reported shows me how the early contention window for the White Sox looks. The Chicago White Sox still have opportunities to add players through free agency or trade with spring training projected to start in a few months. This Liam Hendriks signing by the Chicago White Sox in my viewpoint is a true A+ move by the organization. White Sox fans that didn't like the team facing Liam Hendriks can breath a sigh of relief as he is now on our side of the mound. Welcome to Chicago Liam Hendriks, and all the best to you in your new stint as the new closer for the Chicago White Sox.
By: Will Farlow
The Chicago Bulls are headed into a new era for their historic franchise. The Bulls have a new front office in new Executive of Basketball Operations Arturas Karnisovas, general manager Marc Eversly, VP of Player Personnel Pat Connelly, and Assistant GM J. J Polk. The Bulls also have a new head coach in Billy Donovan along with assistants Chris Fleming, Josh Longstaff, Maurice Cheeks. Heading into the 2020 NBA Draft the Chicago Bulls are picking fourth with the chance to possibly trade up or stay at 4 and fill their needs at small forward. Chicago features talented players such as Colby White, Zach Lavine, Lauri Markannen, and Wendell Carter Jr. in a strong core that with the NBA Draft can be added to for the future. The Bulls also have a need at point guard , front court , or some type of play maker that in my opinion take this team to the next level toward contention. Here are my takes on what new Executive VP Arturas Karnisovas should do his first draft with this new Bulls front office.
The Chicago Bulls trade the 4th overall pick and center Wendell Carter Jr. to the Golden State Warriors for the second overall pick
Round 1: Pick 2
James Wiseman C Memphis
New Executive VP Arturas Karnisovas and the revamped Bulls front office hit a home run with slight risk in this trade up to the second overall pick. I had predictions that the Bulls would stay put at 4 and draft a wing , however, opportunity can knock and that is the case as the Chicago Bulls select center James Wiseman with the second overall pick. Wiseman has great size, and in my opinion is a solid rebounder and post presence Bulls fan will enjoy for a long time. I think his is a better quality center for Chicago as Wendell didn't in my opinion mesh well with Markannen. Wiseman slides in well to me with a talented power forward in Lauri Markannen giving the Bulls a solid front court moving forward. I like this low risk trade up by Karnisovas in his first draft pick for the Chicago Bulls.
The Chicago Bulls trade star shooting guard Zach Lavine to the New York Knicks for the eighth overall pick, small forward Kevin Knox II, point guard Dennis Smith Jr. , and a 2021 first round pick
Round 1: Pick 8 Isaac Okoro SF Auburn
The Chicago Bulls receive a call from the New York Knicks a team in need of a star as Chicago trades Zach Lavine to New York. Arturas Karnisovas sees the need for a wing in the Chicago Bulls roster and acquires the eighth overall pick, a future first rounder, and young talents in Knox and Smith Jr. to add an already talented young Bulls roster. I like how Smith Jr. adds defense to the Bulls backcourt, and Knox good long term depth at small forward when The Bulls select with the 8th overall pick a talented wing in Isaac Okoro out of Auburn. I like this move for Chicago as it solves an issue at wing plus a defensive upgrade. I like the upside of Okoro who has strong defensive skill along with being a fairly good shooter. This is a good pick for the Chicago Bulls and the future of the franchise.
Round 2: Pick 44 Cassius Winston PG Michigan State
I have the Chicago Bulls sticking here in Round 2 as Arturas finishes off a strong draft as his first as head of the Bulls front office. The Bulls see their need for depth at point guard by selecting Cassius Winston the point guard out of Michigan State. Winston to me solves an issue Arturas addressed as a need for good passing ability he seeks at the point guard position. After the trade with New York, Winston joins young point guard Dennis Smith Jr. , and Tomas Satoransky with Colby White taking over at starting shooting guard. I like Winston's three point shot and ability to pass well , and help the Chicago Bulls improve at the point guard position. This final pick is a good ending to the first draft by the new front office that Bulls fans can be excited about as the Bulls ahead into free agency with the goal of contention in sight.
By: Will Farlow
I always believe in the realm of sports especially baseball that fans should always expect the unexpected. Well, Will's Fifth Quarter Special fans I am here to tell you that as we all prepared for next Sundays football games this morning the Chicago White Sox signaled us to keep an eye on baseball. The Chicago White Sox in my view made a statement this morning as like other White Sox fans I tuned into the Rick Hahn season ending press conference. Rick Hahn announced what some White Sox fans predicted as the end of the Rick Renteria manager era in White Sox history.
Rick Renteria in my personal view as a baseball fan is a kind, passionate baseball mind that connects with players to help develop them to full potential. Renteria did just that with the White Sox players brought into the organization from the rebuilds start in 2016 to the final out in Game 3 of the AL Wild Card Series in 2020. I can see various explanations for the move by the White Sox as well as what it means for the future of this historic organization. Renteria is a good manager, but the basic facts of poor lineup management , and effectiveness at steering this talented young ball club farther into their first playoff run since 2008 does come into play.
Renteria is someone that left his mark in positive manners to the development of Sox players. The next question we will need to wait to fan the answer to fellow sports fans is which person will take over as White Sox manager and will help this talented young team toward championship aspirations and long term success. Well Will's Fifth Quarter Special fans work and changes are not made overnight and it looks like GM Rick Hahn and his staff will once again take a smart approach to finding the next manager for this organization to fulfill what Hahn sold to Sox fans as long term success for many years to come. The book is closed on Rick Renteria as the manager of the Chicago White Sox in what I see as the statement of the new contention era of White Sox baseball.
By: Will Farlow
The Chicago White Sox one year out of the rebuild have put the Southsiders on the map again after a historic win in White Sox history. The White Sox are heading to the MLB Playoffs for the first time since 2008 after a 4-3 win over the Minnesota Twins. The Southsiders sent right hander Reynaldo Lopez to the mound against Twin's starter Kenta Maeda in a game White Sox fans will remember for a long time. The Sox came into the Thursday afternoon game with a chance to clinch with a win after the Kansas City Royals and Seattle Mariners both lost in their respective games on Wednesday night. I feel that this White Sox win sends a clear message to the rest of the league. Here is a recap of the White Sox win along with my takes on this young team moving forward.
Reynaldo Lopez came into the game as the Sox wanted to give starter Dallas Keuchel additional rest which in my opinion was a smart move. Reynaldo Lopez got off to a great start until White Sox killer in Twins center fielder Byron Buxton got his first home run of two in the first few innings. Jose Abreu answered with a home run of his own , and this back and forth scoring continued till the bottom of the seventh inning where the Sox trailed 3-2. This point of the victory was the best part to me as Jarrod Dyson stolen bases along with hits by Eloy and Abreu helped pave the way for a White Sox victory. I am continuing to be impressed by the talented youth in the Sox bullpen as Codi Heuer and Alex Colome got the job done in key situations .
This to me is even more special of a victory as veterans here since the rebuild began players like Jose Abreu , Tim Anderson, Yolmer Sanchez, and Adam Engel get their first chance in playoff baseball. This White Sox team is heading into its remaining ten games being able to focus on fighting for the division championship. I like the chances for this team as each game they prove the saying that Ricky's Boys Don't Quit. This is a special moment the team should celebrate , and never forget with something important to remember. I like how veterans like Tim Anderson enjoy the moments , but the focus on a title opportunity shows this team truly has the eye of the tiger.
There are always questions of how a young team like the White Sox can handle the playoffs with a lack of postseason experience. I believe with this hard working team that plays good baseball with each pitch and at bat every inning makes Sox fans sure of a special 2020 postseason upcoming. I can see from the moment this team played preseason intrasquad teams that White Sox baseball was beginning to enter the next great area in the team's history. So questions of Nomar Mazara's poor hitting and pitching depth can still be solved as anything can happen in a game of baseball. Congratulations to the Chicago White Sox organization , and lets see this team do what I and other White Sox fans believe can happen.