Monday, March 7, 2016
And now, somebody from the AL
This was actually the first custom I made this year. I figured I'd save it for later because I was banking on getting a bigger sell for the 'first custom of the year' honors, and I did. Not to diminish Todd Frazier's efforts. He's a Toms River boy, and he damn near obliterated the Home Run Derby last year, in Cincy. He's an excellent player, that's for damn sure.
I'm just pretty skeptical about this White Sox team for 2016. Sure, they're bringing in a lot of elements that could lead to more success in 2016, like getting a better hitting catcher in Alex Avila, sharpening their infield by bringing in Frazier, Brett Lawrie, and potentially Jimmy Rollins in to help Jose Abreu, and fine-tuning their pitching staff by keeping the young, homegrown elements (like Chris Sale and Carlos Rodon)
Yes, all these new elements have been brought in, but I'm not sure if everything's going to work. I feel like Ventura and co. are trying to recapture what the other Chicago team did. Only problem is the other Chicago team made it a point to have a strong foundation and farm system before they brought in all the new contracts and started winning. The Sox...they have Jose Abreu, and Adam Eaton, and Avisail Garcia, and Chris Sale...but they don't have a fully-formed team. They have a couple question marks at important positions, even in Spring Training, whereas the Cubs basically have everything ironed out.
Frazier hopefully will work well in the AL, because he was outstanding on the Reds. This is a guy who has broke out big time, and can hit 30 to 40 homers per year. He's got the right idea, and hopefully that will translate well to some AL success.
Coming Tomorrow- The guy that Mets fans want to kill, Phillies fans want to mourn, and Dodgers fans...want to play solid second base?