It seems like an eternity ago when Chris Sale cut up his jersey because they were too uncomfortable.
Jump two seasons forward and the White Sox finish 62-100, landing them fourth in the American League Central.
This marks the fifth straight time the Sox finished below .500. The last time the White Sox had a winning season, the Astros were in the National League, Bryan LaHair was the starting first baseman for the Cubs and Michael Kopech and Eloy Jimenez were turning 16.
Even though the Sox struggled this season there is more hope no, than in previous years.
Top prospects Yoan Moncada and Tim Anderson got another full season of MLB experience under their belt, with Eloy Jimenez likely to follow suit next year.
The Sox finished bottom third in the AL in most major categories such as OPS, runs scores, ERA and saves.
This season was the second full season after the White Sox traded away Chris Sale. When compared to the Cubs rebuild the Sox remain on pace.
In 2012, the Cubs finished 61-101 followed by a 66-96 record in 2013.
The team continued to improve and enjoyed an all-star season from Jose Abreu. When Michael Kopech returns from Tommy John surgery the South siders will be ready to roll, and hopefully competing for a playoff spot.