The Chicago White Sox could be suiting up sometime in 2020 but there are a few players who could use an expanded roster to their advantage.
The Chicago White Sox need baseball back. They have so much excitement surrounding them and their future and for good reason. They have great players that make up their core like Yoan Moncada, Tim Anderson, Jose Abreu, and Eloy Jimenez. There are some great prospects on the way along with some big-time free agent signings. Once baseball gets back, they might be able to recapture that same excitement before the delay.
Well, baseball will eventually come back and it may be sooner than later. When it does, there might be some different rules than long time fans are used to. There might be electronic strike zones so the umpires don’t have to hover over catchers, they might not use dugouts so players can keep their distance, and the players might have to quarantine from their families during the shortened season.
Those are all crazy rules that might go into effect if baseball comes back in May. Another thing that May baseball would bring is expanded rosters. Every team is going to need extra players to help them out in circumstances like this. The White Sox would benefit from this whether or not it was a normal season. The fact that this year was going to have 26 on the roster instead of 25 was already awesome but if they expand beyond that, the White Sox would really benefit.
There are a bunch of players that the White Sox would have as candidates for those extra spots but there are some obvious choices. These are the four players who could benefit the most from the team having an expanded roster when baseball returns: