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White Sox Being Disrespected by 2021 World Series Odds

Jose Abreau - Chicago White Sox
Jose Abreau - Chicago White Sox / Mike McGinnis/Getty Images

As the NFL season concludes, it's time to look ahead to the upcoming MLB season. World Series odds have been open for every MLB team on FanDuel Sportsbook. One team whose odds have come in a little lower than fans might've expected is the Chicago White Sox.

The White Sox are currently +850 to win the 2021 World Series. That puts them behind the defending champs Los Angeles Dodgers (+350), New York Yankees (+550) and San Diego Padres (+800). Chicago missed winning the AL Central by one game (35-25) in last year's shortened season, and were eliminated in the playoffs by the Oakland A's.

After years of rebuilding, the White Sox now have three phases of the team with strong foundations. The Sox have reigning MVP Jose Abreau and his 60 RBI's in 60 games leading Chicago's potent lineup. He led the American League in hits, RBI and slugging last season.

Adding a little depth in the lineup and bullpen can continue Chicago's rise, but now the pitching rotation's front three can stack up to all American League teams with Lucas Giolito, Dallas Keuchel and newly-acquired Lance Lynn.

Keuchel was one of baseball's leaders last season with 6 wins and a 1.99 ERA. Guolito's power is undeniable as he rises to top of the league levels after striking out 97 batters in 72 innings. The high potential of Dylan Cease and Michael Kopeck give the White Sox the starting pitching to challenge and make a stronger run in 2021.

This team has all the makings of being a legitimate AL contender. We're not saying they should be the outright favorites or anything, but it's a bit surprising to see them listed this far behind New York.

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