The Chicago White Sox needs a long term plan for right-field so trading for George Springer could lead to that problem being solved for a long time.
The Chicago White Sox need a long term right fielder. They have Nomar Mazara in the mix after a trade with the Texas Rangers but it is hard to tell if he will stick as the full-time guy. There are some great free agent right fielders coming up after the 2020 season. One of those guys is George Springer of the Houston Astros. He is up after this year but the White Sox might be smart to bring him or someone like him in a year early to give themselves a better chance to keep them.
Before we get going into detail, George Springer was a major part of the cheating Astros. They are all a part of one of the biggest cheating scandals in the history of sports. In fact, you can make the argument that no team has benefited from cheating in the history of sports more than the Astros from their sign-stealing scandal.
George Springer has been a phenomenal player throughout his career. It is, however, fair to wonder how much he was positively impacted by knowing exactly what pitch was coming every single night. It is also fair to wonder if he will still be an elite player now that it has been taken away from him. They all deserve to have the World Series title stripped from them but that doesn’t mean they don’t deserve a chance to prove themselves now after being punished.
Well, the league hasn’t punished any of the players individually. Nobody has been suspended and they are still recognized as World Series Champions. With that, the White Sox might be smart to take a chance on Springer during the season. He has time to prove he is a good player before acquiring him but the Sox could also just go after him after the season. If they did want to bring him in early to try and convince him to stay long term, these three packages might get it done: