Detroit has averaged 91.5 wins over the last four reasons, reaching the postseason every year from 2011-2014.
The White Sox signed right-hander Matt Albers to a minor league deal on Friday.
A year ago, the AL West had baseball's best regular season team (Los Angeles) and nearly sent 60 percent of its clubs (Oakland and Seattle) to the playoffs.
The White Sox caught many people by surprise at the acquisitions the team made during the offseason.
Without hesitation, Kenny Williams said Wednesday the White Sox could become a playoff team this season after winning only 73 games in 2014.