By Nick Giovannelli
Today we all heard the terrible news that first round pick Jake Burger will miss the entire 2018 season due to a ruptured achilles. Last week found out that Micker Adolfo could possibly miss the entire 2018 season due to an injured UCL. Oh, and the diamond of the farm system, Eloy Jimenez is day-to-day with a sore knee.
This goes out to everyone in White Sox nation, we all need to SLOW DOWN. Every day I’m reading reports that “Hahn sees rebuild ahead of schedule” or “Hahn expects team to compete this year.” JUST STOP! We have young guys getting hurt now because we are throwing these HUGE expectations on them when it’s not warranted. We haven’t won shit. We aren’t shit. “Rebuild is ahead of schedule” JAMES SHIELDS IS OUR OPENING DAY STARTER. probably most likely. No more of this talk of competing in 18’. but still suck, sign Manny, wild card in 19’, SIGN SALE (probably won’t happen but a boy can dream, right?) and win the whole fucking thing in 20’.
I want these young guys soaking up all the baseball knowledge possible while in spring training and for them to improve technically. Not have them feel like they have to compete this year. It’s not possible, and that’s ok. Because in literally 1 year we will be back in the playoffs.
I’ve waited 10 years already I think I can last for one more. As for Burger, T’s and P’s for you my man, you’ll be crushing balls on the Southside in no time. Love you bae.
PS – As I was finishing this I just saw Matt Davidson send one to fucking Jupiter.