Jon Heyman told Mulley and Hanley he’d be surprised if Luis Robert signed somewhere else besides the White Sox. The outfielder could command over $20 million.
The Chicago White Sox appear to be the favorite to land Cuban prospect Luis Robert. At least that’s what Jon Heyman thinks. Heyman told Mulley and Hanley of 670 The Score he’d be surprised if the outfielder signed elsewhere. This would be a huge step for the organization and bring some much needed help to the outfield.
The price won’t be cheap. The estimate Heyman gives is over $20 million but it would be worth the investment. The outfield is a definite area of need for this team, and he could slide right in at centerfield. Robert should be a five-tool player, and one American League scout called him the best player on the planet.
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That will be quite a reputation to live up to. Developmentally, Robert shouldn’t take long to hit the majors. He may just need some time to adjust to the pitching, but he has a great bat.
This is an exciting time to be a White Sox fan. We usually don’t see this team involved with such high-profile free agents. However, they do have a history with Cuban players. See Jose Abreu.
There’s no timetable yet for Robert’s signing. But he can sign as early as this weekend. This would be a huge win for the White Sox. Teaming Robert with Tim Anderson and Yoan Moncada will make this team a force to be reckoned with. Offensively, they have struggled, but the bats of Moncada and Robert will instantly make the offense better.
Offense is still an area the White Sox struggle in. But it looks like they could sure that up quickly, if they’re able to strike a deal with Robert. Rick Hahn did a phenomenal job this past offseason. With the potential to sign Robert, this would just go to show that’s he’s serious about bringing the White Sox back to their former glory.