For the first time in over a decade, there’s real intrigue to the Crosstown Classic.
The Cubs got off to their best start since 1907 this season, and despite an 0-4 stretch sit atop the NL Central at 16-8. The White Sox are 15-11, winners of five straight to get within 1.5 games of first in the AL Central.
The South Siders beefed up their roster over the winter to go along with an impressive group of young talent. The Cubs position player core is intact, and Ian Happ has been one of the game’s best hitters through four weeks.
This is the toughest season in a long while to execute an All-Chicago team with how many positions are close calls. Ahead of Round 1 of the Crosstown Classic, here’s one crack at building a team from the Cubs and White Sox rosters.