Luis Robert signed a six-year, $50 million contract extension with the Chicago White Sox that allows the team to start the season with him on the roster. With that being the case, who should be next?
A number of factors have to be discussed before deciding who or how many players to extend from your core.
For starters, arbitration eligibility is a major factor for many of the players on the roster as the team likely doesn’t want to pay their top-tier guys more than they have to early on unless they are getting potential savings later.
Another factor to consider is their likelihood of improving or at least maintaining their production. Obviously, the team wants to be confident that they aren’t likely to regress over the lifetime of the contract.
However, the White Sox should not stop there in trying to secure their core players long-term. Here are three players that the White Sox should look to extend before their price tag becomes too high to retain.