As the end of the season is near, the White Sox aren’t in contention and most likely won’t be so it’s time for them to start planning for the offseason and look at moves they need to make.
The White Sox are 8.5 games behind the Red Sox who have the second wild card spot, and 12 games behind the Indians, who lead the AL Central division. Although this isn’t terrible, especially for how the White Sox have done in seasons before, it’s going to be tough to overcome. They don’t have much depth, and their starting rotation has taken a hit with Miguel Gonzalez injuring his groin. All things considered, the White Sox aren’t set for a big comeback.
There are some positives for the team moving forward however. Young players such as Tim Anderson, Carson Fulmer, and Jason Coats are getting playing time. Although Coats isn’t playing as frequently as Anderson, and Fulmer is pitching as a reliever. With September callups a few weeks away, the White Sox will need to keep their eye towards the future. The team could very well finish at .500, but that’s a tall task to ask of the White Sox.
As most teams do when they’re not in contention, they need to look towards the future. Here are some moves the White Sox should seriously consider making to contend in the near future.