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Paul Sullivan: Yoan Moncada's pedigree portends success, but it's no guarantee

CHICAGO - Yoan Moncada has no specific goals in mind as he heads into the 2018 season.

And if he did, he probably wouldn't share them.

After arriving from the Red Sox last winter in the Chris Sale deal that began the White Sox's rebuild, Moncada says he's simply looking to improve in his first full season.

"Just to play baseball, have fun and try to get better numbers than I had last year," the 22-year-old Cuban star said Friday during a break from SoxFest at the Hilton Chicago. "And, of course, to try to help this team win. At this point we have to be ready to win."

Moncada might be a kid, but he's smart enough to realize it's crazy to speculate on your future when everyone else is willing to do it for you. Having fun definitely is a possibility. And trying to put

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