Aug 10, 2014; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Blue Jays center fielder Colby Rasmus (28) reacts to a hit in a game against the Detroit Tigers at Rogers Centre. The Toronto Blue Jays won 6-5. Mandatory Credit: Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports
• Colby Rasmus (TOR-OF): Rasmus is another leaf-handed bat, who isn’t as valuable as Martinez or LaRoche, is younger (29 next year) and could also be an upgrade in left field. Rasmus does have an issue with the BB/K ratio (29/124) and has an issue with injuries.
The area where he would upgrade the White Sox the most is defensively, not to mention the fact that he can play centerfield.
• Melky Cabrera (TOR-OF): Cabrera would be an ideal fit with the White Sox due to his speed and the fact that he is a good defender in left field.
Cabrera could also hit in front of Abreu, giving the Sox an Adam Eaton-Cabrera-Abreu top of the batting order. There is the positive PED suspension from 2012 in his past, but has hit well since the suspension.
• Justin Masterson (STL SP): While Masterson was horrible in 2014 (5.88 ERA combined) he could be a guy that would be a good bounce back candidate in ’15.
Not to mention the fact that he would be inexpensive to sign. Masterson could be an option due to the fact that he might be a guy that fits in to the back of the rotation starter.
• Edinson Volquez (PIT SP): Volquez is a guy that has big time stuff, but also has struggled with control in the past. Volquez would be a buy-high candidate, which isn’t the way you want to sign free agents. Due to the fact that the White Sox want a middle of the rotation starter, Volquez is another option.
Fans, what are your thoughts? Vote, and give your opinion on which one of these free agents the Sox should start.