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White Sox: Top 5 Free Agent Signings in Franchise History

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ANAHEIM, CA – MAY 25: Jermaine Dye #23 of the Chicago White Sox runs against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Angel Stadium on May 25, 2009 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
ANAHEIM, CA – MAY 25: Jermaine Dye #23 of the Chicago White Sox runs against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Angel Stadium on May 25, 2009 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images) /

White Sox have had some great free agent signings in the history of the franchise. Which player is the best free agent signing for the Sox?

The White Sox have never signed a player to a contract worth more than $68 million. This has been repeated throughout this offseason as the franchise continues to pursue superstar free agent Manny Machado.

Although the Sox haven’t signed a player to a contract of $68 million or more throughout their history, there have still been some good signings made by the franchise over the past few decades. Some players have helped the Sox reached the postseason after being signed, while others have had historic seasons on the South Side.

The Sox might not be known to sign premier free agents, but they’ve signed players that have helped the team for a number of years. While many fans have discussed the Sox failed signings of free agents in the past such as Adam Dunn, Mark Teahen, and Adam LaRoche amongst others, there are many other players that have turned out to be good free agent signings for the Sox.

With the Sox aggressiveness this offseason in pursuing free agents, the front office appears to want to build a competitive team sooner than later. Each of the players listed in this article helped the Sox one way or another. Some players didn’t help the Sox reach the postseason but were still productive while others helped the Sox win their first World Series championship in 88 years.

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