Chicago White Sox: They should add Yasiel Puig if baseball comes back

Vincent Parise
CLEVELAND, OHIO - SEPTEMBER 18: Yasiel Puig #66 of the Cleveland Indians hits a walk-off RBI single to deep right during the tenth inning against the Detroit Tigers at Progressive Field on September 18, 2019 in Cleveland, Ohio. The Indians defeated the Tigers 2-1 in ten innings. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
CLEVELAND, OHIO - SEPTEMBER 18: Yasiel Puig #66 of the Cleveland Indians hits a walk-off RBI single to deep right during the tenth inning against the Detroit Tigers at Progressive Field on September 18, 2019 in Cleveland, Ohio. The Indians defeated the Tigers 2-1 in ten innings. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images) /
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The Chicago White Sox have a need in right field, at least they think. If Yasiel Puig was willing, they should go after him if baseball returns.

The Chicago White Sox are going to be a really good baseball team whenever baseball returns. We don’t know exactly when that is going to be, but we can all look forward to this team returning and having a chance to show what they can do. There are still, however, some things that are uncertain about their roster. They are solidified in the long term in a lot of areas but not everywhere yet.

Right-field is something that is a question mark. They traded for Nomar Mazara in a deal with the Texas Rangers but nobody knows how he will perform. He is a guy loaded with talent but has left fans wanting more in every year of his career. The White Sox are hoping to unlock that potential that he has but nobody can be sure.

If they wanted to roll with a backup plan, adding Yasiel Puig is an interesting option. He would probably be on an MLB team right now if it weren’t for COVID-19. The coronavirus has shut down the world and baseball was never able to get underway. There were lots of rumors about where he was going to end up during Spring Training, but the pause came before anything was ever able to come of it.

Puig would be perfect in the right-field for the White Sox. He could be a guy that they bring in on a short term deal but think about keeping him in the long term if he works out. He has had flashes of being a very good player in the MLB so far but hasn’t quite lived up to the hype from his young days. It would be awesome to see him come to be a good player for the White Sox this year.

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There are plenty of other very good right fielders that will be available to them after this season is over whether there is baseball played or not so if Puig came in and didn’t work out, it wouldn’t be all that bad. Either way, the White Sox need to make sure that their right field is set up nicely in the long term.

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