The Chicago White Sox have some needs still and Mookie Betts fits the mold of what they need more than any player that might be available.
It is well documented that one of the Chicago White Sox‘ biggest needs is a right fielder. They brought in Nomar Mazara to try and be their everyday right fielder but he is someone who still has yet to hit his true potential. It has been noted that he is probably best to fit as a platoon right fielder but for now, it looks like he will man that position for them.
Well, there might be one right fielder out there by the time the 2020 season is over that would be a great fit. Mookie Betts is one of the five best players in the world. You can even make the case that he is the second-best player in the world in most years. Mike Trout is number one without a doubt but Cody Bellinger, Christian Yelich, and Mookie Betts are all right there for second-best.
Betts plays the outfield and specifically right-field. He would be the perfect fit to slot right in there for the White Sox. He plays the position defensively at a gold glove caliber level and he is an elite all-around hitter. He has many career accolades including an American League MVP, four Gold Glove Awards, three Silver Slugger Awards, and a Batting Title. Those are all very impressive individual achievements that Betts has on his mantle.
Perhaps his biggest achievement came from a team point of view. He won the World Series with the Boston Red Sox in 2018. He was the team’s best player all season long and he drove them all the way to the end. There were some elite players that made up that team and that is why they won but Betts was the best of them all. Bringing that level of experience to this young White Sox team would really be something special.
The Red Sox traded Mookie Betts to the Los Angeles Dodgers right before Spring Training started. He was well underway in their program before the coronavirus pandemic shut things down. Well, he may or may not play a game with them this season but he will be on a new team in 2021 in all likelihood. Could that team realistically be the White Sox? They can afford it and it would be a smart baseball move for sure.