The Chicago White Sox are amidst one of their busiest offseasons ever and there still might be a few more moves to be made.
The Chicago White Sox have had an awesome offseason. They were a team that improved by ten games from 2018 to 2019 without adding virtually anything. It all came from the development of their own young core. Now, headed into 2020 they expect to see more of that development with a new wrinkle. Along with some more development will be some significant free agent adds. The White Sox have spent a lot of money this offseason to make sure that 2020 is another big improvement.
That big improvement could lead to a postseason appearance for the first time since 2008 if they’re good enough. On top of being vastly improved, they play in one of the weakest divisions in all of Major League Baseball. They have multiple players that are under cheap long term control that they hope will help lead them to the promised land. It isn’t above anyone to think that this team has its eyes set on winning the World Series sometime during this window of the core’s prime.
There are a lot of good players on this team that is going to supplement the core between now and the end of it all. Guys like Yoan Moncada, Tim Anderson, Eloy Jimenez, and Lucas Giolito are here to stay. There are also going to be some good players that are eventually shipped out because there simply isn’t enough room for them on the MLB roster but they are too good for the minors. It is also going to be important for the Sox to keep their minor league system good while the big club contends in case of injury or retooling. These three players could still be dealt for that reason: