White Sox slugger Jose Abreu looks to become the second player to have 30 homers and 100 RBI in each of his first three seasons. Albert Pujols is the other.
The task will be daunting. But if Jose Abreu can have a phenomenal last 12 games, then the Chicago White Sox slugger could make history. He needs five homers and four RBIs to record his third consecutive season of 30 homers and 100 RBI. If Abreu can do the unthinkable, he would become the second player in MLB history to do that in each of his first three seasons. The other, Albert Pujols.
This would be an amazing feet, putting in in the company of one of the best. There have been so many great hitting first baseman, but Abreu would stand out. He would be in the elite company of someone like Pujols, who has been great for so long. Even greats like David Ortiz and Mark McGwire didn’t accomplish this feet.
This is not going to be a walk in the park, however. It will be a uphill battle. Can he accomplish this? Maybe, maybe not. At this point, I’m sure more people would take the under. But, believe it or not, this is important for this organization. This keeps White Sox baseball interesting for the final 12 games of the season. Baseball on the south side hasn’t been interesting since the first couple months of the season.
What this also does is give the team something to play for. Let’s face it. The White Sox have not had anything to play for since I would say July. Analysts said this team would be blown up at the deadline. However, I would be willing to bet guys want Abreu to get this. With the playoffs well out of reach, this gives the team a goal.
Most importantly, it gives the fans something to cheer for, when all hope was lost well before the All-Star break. Think about it. There has been nothing a White Sox fan can say they are cheering for. At this point, they’re just hoping the season ends and head into the offseason, hopefully with a plan to answer some key questions. Abreu could be on the verge of history. And that should definitely invigorate a fan base, that has seen their team hit rock bottom.
We can talk all we want about what’s wrong with this team and how they can be fixed. But let’s all take a step back as fans and just enjoy the final few weeks of the season. Let’s sit back, relax while one of our own make a run at the record books. There will be plenty of time to talk and discuss the state of the White Sox. But for now, let’s focus on giving our guy the support he needs and be there to cheer him on every step of the way.