The Chicago White Sox could look to improve their bullpen by adding someone like Josh Hader.
The Chicago White Sox are a team that is just coming out of a long painful rebuild. They are finally starting to look like the powerhouse that we imagined they would be when they first traded Chris Sale to the Boston Red Sox. Now, they might even be buyers at the trade deadline in order to make a deep playoff run. They have a pretty good bullpen right now but adding another star reliever would really go a long way in them getting even better.
Josh Hader is one of the best relief pitchers in all of baseball. He currently plays for the Milwaukee Brewers who are not looking like they are going to be a playoff team. They have one of the worst team batting averages in all of baseball and their pitching hasn’t been exactly perfect. With that said, Hader has been doing his job when called upon in relief situations.
He has played in ten games so far this season where he has seven saves in 9.2 innings pitched. In those 9.2 innings, he has a remarkable 14 strikeouts, 1.86 ERA, and 1.034 WHIP. These are some really good numbers for a guy playing on a team that might not get him the lead as much as he is used to. If he came to the White Sox, he would have so much more value.
He has arbitration rights after this season but isn’t a free agent until 2024 which makes him an intriguing target. At 26 years old, you would figure that he is going to be a good closer/reliever for a lot more years. If the White Sox wanted to add a guy like this, they might be willing to make one of these three deals: