EDITOR’S NOTE: There’s still one A.L. East opponent remaining to preview, the Toronto Blue Jays. But since the Cubs are playing the White Sox today, I thought I’d run this one first. The Jays preview will run tomorrow.
The Cubs have had a better record than the White Sox each of the last five years, the Joe Maddon era in Chicago. Of course, current Sox manager Rick Renteria was the man Joe replaced. I’m happy for Rick that he landed another managing job, and he’s generally received good reviews in bringing the White Sox back to close to respectability last year.