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The White Sox find themselves in the middle of arguably the most competitive division in baseball (the AL East is in the running). The Twins, White Sox, Indians and Tigers seem to play merry-go-round with the top spot each year, and all are capable of taking the crown again this year. Last year the Indians and Tigers were touted as the cream of the crop, but the division turned upside down and saw the Twins and White Sox battling it out to the end. Predictions seem to be trending the same this year, and I’ve seen the White Sox as low as last place. I think that’s a little ridiculous, given they’re bringing back all of their core players and infusing some youth and speed to address that deficiency. I personally believe the White Sox will be in contention for the AL Central Title, but will fall to 2nd or 3rd in a close division race that will involve 3 teams. Figure 85-88 Wins.