The Chicago White Sox and one of the biggest keys to their success are working on a contract extension which would be huge for this team.
The Chicago White Sox are going to be really good for a long time. They are where they are because they have gone through a painful rebuild that has seen them strip their roster to nothing before building it back up. It all started when they sent Chris Sale to the Boston Red Sox for some young prospects. One of those prospects was the second baseman, Yoan Moncada.
Moncada was the number one prospect in all of baseball when he came over and maintained that status until he was no longer considered a prospect. He struggled at the beginning of his White Sox career which made some people a little bit worried. Then he made a switch to third base and took off as a hitter. He had the third-best batting average in the entire American League in 2019. There is no doubt that he is one of the best players in the organization now.
He is one of, if not the most important players on the team. That is why this team needs to make sure he is in it for the long haul. Well, it came out on social media on Monday that he and the White Sox are working on a contract extension. That should be one of the highest priority moves on Rick Hahn’s to-do list right now. They need him to be in the fold with their young core forever.
Moncada already has great team chemistry with guys like Jose Abreu, Tim Anderson, and Eloy Jimenez. Things might even get better once Luis Robert officially joins the party. Most of the other guys named are already locked in on longer-term contracts so Moncada needs to join that club. It is good to know that the two sides are working on something and there could be an announcement before the season starts if we’re lucky.