Will Chicago White Sox Fulfill High Expectations for 2022?

Will White Sox Fulfill High Expectations for 2022

At the onset of the 2020 season, the Chicago White Sox earned considerable praise for their aggressive efforts at improving the roster. Those high marks continued through 2021. Additionally, the White Sox could coax 77-year-old Hall of Fame manager Tonya LaRussa out of retirement to run the team. LaRussa knows more baseball than anyone and saw the vast potential of Chicago with the baseball betting odds. Accordingly, the White Sox are coming off their first American League Central division title since 2008. Both the Sox and gamblers are expecting much more in 2022

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Date and Time:April 8, 2022, through October 2, 2022
Location:Guaranteed Rate Field, Chicago, Illinois

2022 Chicago White Sox Odds

White SoxOdds
To win World Series+1100
To win American League Pennant+600
To win the Central Division-200

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2022 Chicago White Sox Betting Odds Analysis

Manager Tony LaRussa is a 3-time World Series champion and 4-time Manager of the Year. Of course, LaRussa would not have returned had he not seen the strong possibility of winning another championship. LaRussa has unsurpassed offshore bookmaker credibility. To illuminate, LaRussa was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2014. That is what is known as gravitas.

Most important of all, Chicago can offer potentially better value than other teams. Consider the expensive public brands such as the Dodgers, Yankees, Red Sox, and Braves. Despite their well-publicized improvements and 2021 success, the White Sox is still less expensive. Sharps see them as a team that could bring the most value among the bona fide contenders. Also, The White Sox boasts a core lineup that ranks among baseball’s best.

2022 Chicago White Sox Stats

First baseman Jose Abreu powered the White Sox attack with at club-best 30 home runs and 117 runs batted in. Additionally, Abreu produced 86 runs, 30 doubles, and 61 walks. Abreu is a 3-time American League All-Star.

Shortstop Tim Anderson added 94 runs, 29 doubles, 17 home runs, and 61 runs batted in. Additionally, Anderson stole 18 bases. Since 2016, he has been the regular shortstop for the White Sox.

And catcher Yasmani Grandal hit 23 home runs with 60 runs and 62 runs batted in. Grandal is a 2-time National League All-Star. Overall, Grandal has hit 22 or more home runs in the last five consecutive full Major League seasons.

On the mound, the White Sox do not have a dominant starter. But they also lack a weak link. On the whole, the White Sox have a reliable rotation that they can count on.

First starter Lucas Giolito was 11-9 with a 3.53 earned run average in 2021. Since 2018, Giolito has been a regular in the rotation. He was a 2019 American League All-Star.

Of great concern was that Dallas Keuchel was 9-9 with a 5.28 ERA in 2021. That was by far his worst ERA as a regular starter. Second in the rotation is where the White Sox expect him to be in 2022. Keuchel was the 2015 American League Cy Young Award winner with the Houston Astros.

And then closer Liam Hendricks saved 38 games with a 0.73 WHIP and 113 strikeouts in 71 innings of work.

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In this situation, the White Sox benefit from playing in the hapless American League Central Division. They should dominate the MLB odds in 2022.

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