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"The real key, though, won’t be found in San Diego next week, but in Chicago next summer. That vaunted Sox core combined unavailability with underperformance in a brutal fashion. Only Jose Abreu played in 140 games, only Abreu, Andrew Vaughn, and AJ Pollock qualified for the batting title. Yasmani Grandal and Yoan Moncada, two of the team’s reliable OBP sources, tanked. This core, save Abreu, is all coming back, and Grifol’s primary task will be getting them back to health and to their pre-2022 levels."