The Sun-Times reached out to an AL Central scout to evaluate the White Sox anonymously and independently. It’s hard to disagree with most of what was said. A week into the season most of it is spot on. He was not high on the back end of the White Sox rotation especially, and didn’t give many positive opinions on the lineup outside of De Aza, Viciedo and Konerko.
A week into the season, nothing has changed for me. There is still a ceiling here that has the Sox in the playoffs. Chris Sale is a bone-a-fide ace if he can stay healthy. There is a lot of upside all around and Flowers and Beckham have started strong. If my life depended on it I wouldn’t pick the White Sox to make the playoffs, but it’s still a possibility.