White Sox: Winter Meetings wishlist for Chicago
The Chicago White Sox head into the Winter Meetings with a lot of expectations about their upcoming season but there are some things that need to get done.
The Chicago White Sox and the rest of Major League Baseball are underway in the 2019 Winter Meetings. This is a time of year where all thirty teams are in one spot trying to better their teams and the league as a whole. The White Sox are there with a different purpose than they’ve had over the last few years. The goal is to start competing and a lot of people believe they are going to open the checkbook and try to make it happen.
The thing the White Sox need the most is pitching. It would be really wise to add one or two staters to balance out their rotation. They could also use a few middle relief pitchers to complement their really good back-end of the bullpen. These winter meetings should be loaded with a discussion about them adding in a few arms to help supplement a really good offense. This team is going to be able to score some runs so keeping the other teams from scoring on them is key now.
Everyone knows that they also need to add a right fielder. There are a few options available to them via free agency and it almost doesn’t matter which one they end up with. The reason that it doesn’t matter which one they end up with is that any of them would automatically be an improvement over what they have had there in the recent past. An outfield of Eloy Jimenez and Luis Robert taking up two-thirds of it is already dangerous at the plate so adding another good bat to that mix would be awesome.
Another thing that they might want to look at is the designated hitter role. They might be using James McCann and Yasmani Grandal in that role as they both can’t catch at the same time. This could be the play but they might also be looking to add depth there as well. This might not be as big of a need as it was before the Grandal signing but they still might look at a few guys that will be good in that spot if needed.
This is the most important Winter Meetings for the White Sox in a long time as they are ready to compete. They need to fulfill some of these needs and they will be ready to do just that. 2020 is going to be a great year and this is just the beginning.