Howie Kendrick is the perfect non-everyday player. He is 36 years old so he certainly isn’t part of any team’s long term future but he would be able to help the White Sox in many areas. If he were able to be signed and brought in, he would be a strong addition both on and off the field. He has been around the block in his Major League career. He reached the apex of his career last season when he was a major part of the Nationals winning their first World Series in team history.
He was so good in their run that he was named the MVP of the National League Championship Series. That is no easy feat and he could bring some of that experience to a new club. If that new club was the Chicago White Sox, he would provide a lot to one of the youngest teams in the league. He probably wouldn’t be an everyday player here either but he would find himself in at least a part of a lot of games. He can come off the bench and pinch-hit and play the field if they needed.
He would also be a much better replacement for a potential injury than some of the guys the White Sox have used in the past few years. They have always had some good players at the top of their roster but they let the bottom fall out. A guy like Howie Kendrick could be a guy that helps them avoid that. He would also help out a young clubhouse off the field so this might be a wise option for the White Sox.