Back to being negative. Nomar Mazara wasn’t great for the White Sox at all. He feels doomed to be gone as well because there are good players that are going to be available in free agency or trades to play right field. They can go for someone like George Springer, J.D. Martinez, Joc Pederson, or someone outside the box but it won’t be hard to replace the season Mazara had.
He had a -0.3 WAR so it was a pretty big hole in the White Sox lineup. It feels like he was one of many White Sox players who had a negative WAR despite the team playing so well as a whole. That should show everyone how good that they are going to be when they get some of these holes in the lineup/pitching staff worked out.
Mazara had a grand total of one home run this season. He had 31 hits for a .228 batting average. His slash line of .228/.295/.294 which is a pretty awful look. His OPS of .589 shows that his year was much worse than he would have expected. It was a short season so you have to wonder if the water would have leveled if they got to play 162 games but they don’t have much time to experiment now that the window to win is open.
Obviously, in sports, anything can happen. One or more of these guys could shock us all and make their way back but they all are in danger of losing their jobs right now. They should all be able to find work if the White Sox do move on but you never know. Hopefully, whatever the White Sox does is for the betterment of the team.