Chicago White Sox: Free agency could be a big part of 2020
The Chicago White Sox have a great rebuild going as they have traded for and drafted lots of great young talent, but now it may be time for free agency.
The Chicago White Sox are headed into an offseason that they hope to put the finishing touches on a successful rebuild. They have stockpiled prospects and young players and developed a lot of them into budding stars. They have a rookie of the year candidate, a batting champion, and an RBI leader in the fold (hopefully) and they have some top-50 prospects ready to come in and make an impact in short order.
Those previously mentioned finishing touches to the rebuild could come in many different forms, but one big one is that of free agency. The White Sox are a team that missed on the two big fish in last year’s free-agent pool, but that may be a blessing in disguise if you look at the two players they missed on in the long term. Now, they have all that money to use as they try to round out their roster. If they play it smart, they could be a very good team for a very long time.
There are some names out there that they might be able to go after that could be huge for the White Sox in the coming years. They are going to be looking for guys who can come in and compliment and even join the nice core of young players that they have built. With Yoan Moncada, Tim Anderson, Eloy Jimenez, Michael Kopech, and Lucas Giolito amongst others as part of a nice young core, some of the free agents could come in and be so helpful.
There are players that are considered elite that is available out there and the White Sox might want to be active out there this winter. They have the money to spend and hopefully, they don’t let us down. With guys like Gerrit Cole, J.D. Martinez, Anthony Rendon, and Madison Bumgarner out there amongst others, this could change the entire outlook of the White Sox in one season. They also need to make sure they extend Jose Abreu this offseason as well and keep him from testing the free-agent waters himself.
They improved by 10 wins in 2019 from 2018 with almost an identical roster, so a big name or two like those guys joining the team would go a long way. This year’s free-agent class could be huge for the White Sox and their chances of taking a big step in 2020.