White Sox offseason: the gift that keeps on giving

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The Chicago White Sox have had arguably the best offseason in all of baseball and it seems like they are nowhere near done. 

Jose Abreu‘s return to the team with the qualifying offer, which was later turned into a new contract altogether, started the offseason promisingly for the White Sox.

Less than two weeks later, the team brought in one of the best catchers, if not the best, in all of baseball in Yasmani Grandal which showed right off the bat that this team meant business this offseason.

After that signing that made all White Sox fans excited about the 2020 season, the team went into a little bit of a rut as they missed out on both Zack Wheeler and Stephen Strasburg.

However, they managed to get their right fielder for next season, even if it wasn’t the biggest name, in a trade with the Texas Rangers for Nomar Mazara.

They went back to addressing the rotation and signed Gio Gonzalez to a one-year deal before netting Dallas Keuchel on a three-year deal.

Even after all of these moves, the team is still pursuing more help as they have been talking about signing Edwin Encarnacion and Nicholas Castellanos. I wrote about how Castellanos would be a game-changer if they managed to sign him on Monday.

On top of it, it is very likely the team is also going to bring in a reliever or two to fortify the bullpen in 2020.

The White Sox have really been putting themselves in position to contend in 2020 and they seem to just keep on making moves while teams, many of them in the AL Central, sit back and watch.

It’s been a really nice winter for the south side as they have continued to take advantage of that.

Sure, the Minnesota Twins could keep up if they manage to sign Josh Donaldson. If not, the White Sox could make it tough on them very soon.

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With the Kansas City Royals and Detroit Tigers still bottom-feeding at this stage and the Cleveland Indians apparently taking a step back with trade talks about Francisco Lindor and Mike Clevinger dominating their offseason, it’s looking more and more like every move the White Sox make is getting them one step closer to the top of the division.