Consecutive futile attempts to trade and buy their way into contender status in 2015 and 2016 only led to a combined total of 170 losses, so the management of the Chicago White Sox opted to blow things up and start over following the 2016 campaign. Out went ace pitcher Chris Sale and star outfielder Adam Eaton but back came a cache of prospects that suddenly leaving the ChiSox looking like the best young team in baseball. There will be short-term pain with this plan but if all goes well, before long the White Sox should be in the hunt for the AL Central title.
Best Chicago White Sox Betting Lines
For more information about Chicago's upcoming matchup, please refer to the tool below which provides the game betting lines and bet types at your disposal.
The White Sox also underwent a change in leadership following the 2016 season. Robin Ventura was out as manager, replaced by former Chicago Cubs skipper Rick Renteria.
Chicago White Sox Regular Season Schedule
To get an overview of who Chicago is playing this season and how they have fared lately, check out the schedule breakout box below.
The White Sox actually started out well in 2016, going 17-8 in April, and were a .500 team from September 1 onward (15-15). In between they were 46-61.
Chicago White Sox Regular Season Standings
Similar to the regular season schedule tool above, the standings overview will give you a broad idea of where the White Sox stand in the AL, both within the Central Division and in the overall wild card picture.
It's been a bit of a dry spell for the ChiSox. Their last winning season was in 2012 and they haven't seen postseason action since 2008.
Chicago White Sox betting tips
The rebuild of the Chicago White Sox is well underway but it is far from finished. The White Sox still have several chips in play that can be utilized during the season to garner more prospects from contending teams.
Don't be surprised if pitcher Jose Quintana is moved at some point this summer. Outfielder Melky Cabrera, closer David Robertson and third baseman Todd Frazier could be other Chicago players moved before the MLB trade deadline.
The future is bright
Like those vegetables that your mother encouraged you to eat by telling you they were good for you, the moves being currently made the White Sox will not immediately seem prosperous but the long-range plan should yield a bumper crop of talent for the future.
Before long, infielder Yoan Moncada and pitchers Lucas Giolito, Reynaldo Lopez and Michael Kopech will arrive on the South Side of Chicago, part of the return from the Sale and Eaton deals.
Before you place your online bets, make sure to peruse the table below to find the best fit.