The Chicago White Sox are the hottest team in the offseason and it might get even better if they add Yasiel Puig to the group of new additions.
The Chicago White Sox are the talk of the baseball world right now. They have had a very successful offseason so far. They have added Yasmani Grandal, Nomar Mazara, Dallas Keuchel, and Edwin Encarnacion to the group. They have rebuilt this team from the ground up and are now supplementing all of that homegrown talent with veterans who can really play. This team is good enough to compete for a playoff spot in 2020 as-is and they may not be done adding.
There are rumors out there right now that they have their sights set on Yasiel Puig. This is a day after the Christmas announcement of Edwin Encarnacion’s contract. The rumor is that despite trading for Mazara, they have their eyes on Puig as their next big target. If they are able to add Puig to this group it would be another solid bat added to the already strong lineup.
Puig had a good year in 2019 split between the Cincinnati Reds and Cleveland Indians. The Indians failed to make the playoffs following the acquisition of Puig so there were no postseason stats for him in 2019. Puig hit 24 home runs and had 84 RBIs during the regular season along with slashing .267/.327/.458. If he could come to the White Sox and average those numbers on this team it would go a long way.
The White Sox are a team loaded with young talent that doesn’t have much experience on a successful Major League team. They could use someone like Puig who has some postseason experience under his belt including two World Series appearances with the Los Angeles Dodgers. His career postseason numbers are solid so if the White Sox did end up making it they could rely on Puig to be there when it matters most. This deal is not done but if it does happen it would surely be good news for this team.