This time one year ago we were all wondering which ace would get the opening day start for the Chicago White Sox. Would it be the younger ace Chris Sale or the veteran ace Jake Peavy. This season it just takes a quick look around the various moves they have made to know that the White Sox management had something cooking last year. They intended to pull off a quick overhaul of this team and looking at them now suggests they have been successful.
As it stands right now the White Sox will likely field two starting position players regularly who are over the age of 30. One will be whichever DH is playing that day, Adam Dunn or Paul Konerko assuming they both stay with the team and the other will be Alexei Ramirez.
The other guys passed it a few years ago but Ramirez is just recently passed the 30 year mark. Everyone else on the starting roster and all but a select few pitchers on the 40-man roster will be over 30 years old.
Looking at it another way there are only a few of the entire roster 30 or above and every single one of them has a defined role that they do very well like 37-year old lefty reliever Scott Downs or 30-plus Matt Lindstrom from the bullpen as well. Konerko is not quite 40 but is still Konerko.
This could well be a much more exciting season for the White Sox than it was one year ago. That is especially going to be the case if Jose Abreu delivers like the buzz suggests he will. Stay tuned AL Central, business for the White Sox is about to pick up.