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White Sox: Three reasons to trade James McCann this winter

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2. Yasmani Grandal

The Chicago White Sox made the first big free-agent splash of the winter. They got everyone talking about them when the signed Yasmani Grandal to a four year deal on Thursday morning. This is a great move for the White Sox as they are bringing one of the best catchers in the league to the South Side of Chicago. They needed a big boost like this added to their mix. You already know about the nice core they have built and now Grandal will be a part of it for four years.

This move could lead to the White Sox having he and McCann form one of if not the best catcher duo in the league. That could also allow them to trade McCann as Grandal takes over. Grandal is also a dangerous hitter at the plate as he hit .246 in 2019 and had 28 home runs, 77 RBIs, 79 runs scored and had a 2.5 WAR. These are all numbers that if repeated would really help the White Sox win some more games in 2020.

Grandal and McCann might be better as a duo so the other isn’t overloaded with work but his addition definitely makes McCann expendable if that is the route that Rick Hahn decides to go. Grandal is here to stay and with McCann’s value as a catcher being as high as it may ever be it might be a smart move to trade him.

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