Feb 28, 2015; Glendale, AZ, USA; Chicago White Sox infielder Matt Davidson poses for a portrait during photo day at Camelback Ranch. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
In December of 2013, Chicago acquired Matt Davidson in a trade with the Diamndbacks. It was their hope that he would become the third baseman of the future, however he has struggled in Triple-A.
While Davidson has power, his struggles to make contact in the minors is a red flag. If he can make better contact, not to mention become a better all-around player Davidson might be a legit big-league third baseman.
Until then, the Sox need to look at other options starting 2016. The Sox do have some depth in regards to young pitching, but if I were running the Sox I would be careful who I moved.
I don’t think a player the level of Josh Donaldson will be headed to the South Side (via trade at least). After what happened this year, the team needs to be careful who they spend money on due to the fact that when players get older they tend to get worse not better.
I don’t think I need to tell anyone that Conor Gillespie and Gordon Beckham are not adequate starting third baseman at the MLB level. The trouble will be finding one that will not only produce in 2016, but over the next few years as well.
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