White Sox: Winter Meetings are over but offseason is not

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The Chicago White Sox are in a position to do some adding over so just because the Winter Meetings are done doesn’t mean the offseason is.

The Chicago White Sox and the rest of Major League Baseball are done with the 2019 Winter Meetings. The White Sox were in on a few players this year but they didn’t really land any one of their targets. They didn’t get a big name but there was one move that they made. They added Nomar Mazara from the Texas Rangers in exchange for Steele Walker who was their number six prospect. That might be an upgrade at the right field or at the designated hitter position but it can’t be the only move the Sox make this year.

These Winter Meetings saw Gerrit Cole sign a monster contract with the New York Yankees, Stephen Strasburg go back to his old team and the defending World Series Champion Washington Nationals, and Anthony Rendon went to the Los Angeles Angels. These are all huge deals for some of the best players in Major League Baseball and the White Sox realistically could have used all of those guys based on their position.

The thing is, they didn’t get them and that is the past now. They probably never had a chance at any of those guys either for different reasons. Just because the meetings are over doesn’t mean the offseason is over. They still have a lot of time left before pitchers and catchers report and there are still some really good players out there. They need to go out there and make something happen so they show signs of turning the corner in 2020.

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Things might not happen for a while as the world breaks away for a while to celebrate the holidays but you never know what is going to happen. The White Sox need to add some more and they have a whole winter to do it. The fact that this team was mentioned in the same breath with some of these elite players shows that this team is putting its name out there as potential suitors for talent. There is still a lot of work to do but this team is going to be really good really soon.