White Sox have been linked to many free agents this offseason and it appears the franchise is being very aggressive in its pursuit of building a winner.
This offseason has seen many rumors linking the White Sox to certain players. Coming off a 100-loss season in 2018, the Sox appear to be one of the more aggressive teams this offseason. This is nothing but a good sign for fans.
Throughout the years, many Sox fans have mentioned how chairman Jerry Reinsdorf would never spend a lot of money on a free agent. Well, now it seems like he will but it’s unclear if either Bryce Harper or Manny Machado will sign with the Sox.
For Sox fans, they should be happy about the aggressiveness showed this offseason by the franchise. The opportunity to begin contending early has presented itself for the Sox and they can add some quality players to the team. Either through free agent signings or trades, this offseason has been ideal for the Sox to start building a winner.
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Although the Sox can very well add impact players before the start of next season, they don’t necessarily have to do so. Next offseason will be another opportunity for the Sox to add talent to what could be a young roster.
Sox fans shouldn’t judge this offseason a failure if the franchise fails to sign Harper or Machado. The aggressiveness on display by the Sox shows this franchise will attempt to add talent.
The Sox can’t control if players sign to play on the south side or not. What they can control is what players they deem good fits and attempt to acquire them. Sox general manager Rick Hahn must make moves to help the team move in the right direction. This offseason, Hahn is attempting to open the Sox contention window early.
Its a bold strategy but it could turn out to be a great move by Hahn. The Sox haven’t been relevant in quite some time. There’s nothing better than seeing Guaranteed Rate Field filled every night. If the Sox can sign solid players to help in their current rebuild, there could be plenty of fans at home games next season.