The White Sox seem to have a lot of faith in Nick Madrigal to be their everyday second baseman at some point this season. That is a lot of pressure for a kid to come into the big league lineup and be that impactful. It might be nice for them to have a backup plan in case Madrigal struggles or gets hurt. This also might just be a case of Madrigal needing some veteran help at his position. There are plenty of good options out there but Scooter Gennett would be a really good one.
Gennett played for the Cincinnati Reds at the start of the 2019 season but he finished it with the San Francisco Giants. He is still out there looking for a home as we inch closer to February. He didn’t really have a good year in 2019 as he missed a lot of time. He only got into 42 games split between the Reds and the Giants. He could be a safe cheap bet if the White Sox want to bring in someone to bring some extra stability to the second base position.
Gennett could come in, if healthy, and bring a solid player who has some experience. He was in All-Star in 2018 which was his last full season. It would be a smart move to bring in anyone who has been in the league for a while, especially one who plays a position that might need some stability.