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White Sox: Ten players who might not be on the team next year

MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA - SEPTEMBER 17: Danny Mendick #20 of the Chicago White Sox congratulates teammate Ryan Cordell #49 on two-run home run against the Minnesota Twins during the twelfth inning of the game at Target Field on September 17, 2019 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Twins defeated the White Sox 9-8 in twelve innings. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)
MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA - SEPTEMBER 17: Danny Mendick #20 of the Chicago White Sox congratulates teammate Ryan Cordell #49 on two-run home run against the Minnesota Twins during the twelfth inning of the game at Target Field on September 17, 2019 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Twins defeated the White Sox 9-8 in twelve innings. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) /
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Chicago White Sox Ryan Goins
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Ryan Goins

Ryan Goins is a veteran utility infielder that spent a little bit of time with the White Sox after being an AAA All-Star thanks to his performance in the first half. At 31-years-old, he was clearly not going to be there long term as they get younger and more skilled, but he was a good player when Tim Anderson and Yoan Moncada were injured and they needed some help.

When a team ends its rebuild, the fans should always look at players like Goins with fondness. He was a pretty good player for the White Sox while he played. He actually is the first player on this list with a positive WAR at 0.2 and that is only in 52 games played. He had a .250 batting average and had two home runs and 10 RBIs. He didn’t light the world on fire but he did have a few nice games and should be proud of his career up to this point. He is a guy that has worked hard and it paid off for him at times.

He was one of the four players sent to AAA to become Minor League free agents following the World Series. It is hard to tell if he will look for work or retire but he should have something left in the tank if he is okay with playing in the minors again. He likely won’t see any time with the White Sox in 2020 but we wish him well as a fanbase.

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