Jose Abreu is probably the Sox best player in the 2010s decade. He has consistently been their top offensive player which has helped them be a little bit more watchable during the tough years. Abreu came in to do a tough job back in 2014 which replaced the great Paul Konerko as the White Sox were truly done with the era of the team that won the World Series in 2005. Abreu was a sign that the team was moving on.
He was the rookie of the year in the American League that team but now he is one of the elder players on the team. At 33 years old, he still has plenty of great baseball-years left in the tank. He showed that last season when he led the American League with 123 RBIs. He slashed .284/.330/.503 with those 123 RBIs and 33 home runs on 180 hits. It was a great year for the White Sox first baseman.
Well, Abreu is signed to a big contract now but the White Sox could still inevitably trade him. They could keep him around to mentor some younger players but moving him for a large prospect return might be the way to go. They have Andrew Vaughn waiting in the wings to take over at first base but Abreu could also be a designated hitter down the line. That would be the best reason to keep him but you never know what the White Sox decide to do.