Chicago White Sox: Three biggest offseason needs for 2021

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The Chicago White Sox have some big holes they need to fill by the time 2021 comes around.

When the 2020 Chicago White Sox season began, we really had mixed expectations as a fanbase/media. Some people knew they would be as good as they were and some were a bit more skeptical. No matter what side of the fence you were on, they were a good baseball team in 2020. They had a lot of downs (especially very early and very late) throughout the year but there were even more ups. This is a good team that is only going to get better.

We saw the usual suspects make key contributions along the way. Guys like Jose Abreu, Tim Anderson, and Eloy Jimenez all had good years. Pitchers like Lucas Giolito and Dallas Keuchel were awesome in the starting rotation. Some of the new faces like Yasmani Grandal, Luis Robert, and Nick Madrigal were great along the way as well. There is a lot to be excited about if you are a Chicago White Sox fan.

With all of the positives about this team to build on, there are some negatives to improve on as well. The team has some glaring issues that caused the bottom to fall out in the final week of the season and into the playoffs. With a few patches on some of these issues, they will be able to really take that next step as an organization next season and beyond.

There are three key areas that this team needs to improve on. It might take more than one offseason to get them perfect but they can improve them from what they were in 2020 with relative ease. These are the three positions within the organization that need help before the 2021 season starts: