Gamblers See White Sox Falling Back Further in 2024

Gamblers See White Sox Falling Back Further in 2024.

Following an offseason that failed to move the needle, the Chicago White Sox are a team that has been ignored in the 2024 future market. Gamblers expect another miserable baseball betting odds season is expected in. In 2020, the Chicago White Sox were the most aggressive team in the offseason. Correlate that they finally made a serious commitment. The White Sox produced two playoff seasons before returning to what they have been for most of the past decade. But last year was not even mediocre. Instead, the roof caved in on the White Sox and with a 101-loss season.

2024 Chicago White Sox

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2024 Chicago White Sox Manager

Namely, Pedro Grifol is the manager of the White Sox. Last year was his rookie sportsbook season as manager. Previously, he coached with the Kansas City Royals from 2013-2022.

2024 Chicago White Sox Key Players

RHP Dylan Cease is the number one starter for the White Sox. Last year, Cease was 7-9 with a 4.58 ERA and 1.42 OPS.

CF Luis Robert mans the marquee for the White Sox. He was an All-Star for the first time in his MLB odds career in 2023. Last year, Robert produced 90 runs, 36 doubles, 38 home runs, 80 runs batted in with a .264 average and .857 OPS.

2024 Chicago White Sox Offseason Moves

Key offseason acquisitions: RHP Erick Fedde, RHP Michael Soroka, 2B Nicky Lopez, SS Paul DeJong, RHP John Brebbia, LHP Tim Hill, LHP Shane Drohan, LHP Jared Shuster, C Martín Maldonado, C Max Stassi, OF Dominic Fletcher, RHP Chris Flexen, OF Zach DeLoach, RHP Prelander Berroa, OF Kevin Pillar, INF Braden Shewmake

Key offseason departures: SS Tim Anderson, RHP Liam Hendriks, RHP Bryan Shaw, RHP Mike Clevinger, C Yasmani Grandal, SS Elvis Andrus, LHP Aaron Bummer, RHP José Ureña, RHP Gregory Santos, INF Romy Gonzalez, RHP Declan Cronin, RHP Luis Patiño, RHP Cristian Mena

New general manager Chris Getz predictably overhauled the roster after a 101-loss season. Still, the White Sox’s top trade chip, starter Dylan Cease, hasn’t been moved. Previously there were reports that Chicago’s asking price has been too high for a pitcher with a 4.58 ERA last season.

Also, they’ve hung onto Luis Robert Jr., Andrew Benintendi, Eloy Jiménez, and Yoán Moncada. Hence, keeping most of last year’s 29th-ranked lineup intact aside from Tim Anderson’s free-agent exit.

There were some interesting moves at the margins. Including swapping relievers Aaron Bummer and Gregory Santos. In turn, Chicago took an intriguing $15 million flier on starter Erick Fedde returning from Korea. But this has been the disjointed winter of a team that is not committed to the full-scale rebuild it likely needs.

Chicago ranks 17th for MLB payroll.

2024 Chicago White Sox Recap

Last year, the Chicago White Sox had a record of 61-101 and finished 4th in the American League Central Division. Offensively, Chicago ranked 29th for runs scored, 26th for batting average, 29th for OPS, 20th for home runs, and 25th for stolen bases. While defensively, Chicago ranked 26th for earned run average, 24th for WHIP, 19th for strikeouts, 19th for quality starts, 24th for fewest errors, and 26th for bullpen ERA. Chicago was -3054 on the moneyline and -1071 on the run line.

Last season, the White Sox became a team to avoid. Gamblers found them an easy team to oppose for profits. Otherwise, Chicago had nothing to offer gamblers.

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