Chicago White Sox: Three Atlanta Braves free-agents to add
Shane Greene was one of the best relief pitchers in all of baseball for 2020. He helped Atlanta win a lot of baseball games this year. He didn’t make any saves because he wasn’t the closer this year but he did have a 2.60 ERA with a 1.120 WHIP. He had a 1.0 WAR in 27.2 innings pitched which isn’t bad. A guy like him would be perfect for a team like the Chicago White Sox. He would bring that multitalented relief mindset to a team that needs as much pitching help as possible.
Green started his career with the New York Yankees where he was a starter. He then went to the Detroit Tigers where he eventually moved from a starter to a closer. He didn’t record any saves in 2020 but he didn’t have the closer roll in Atlanta that he did in Detroit. With the Tigers, he racked up a bunch of saves (65). In 2019, the same season that he was traded from Detroit to Atlanta, he was an All-Star. The talent is there and the White Sox could really use him.
We don’t know if Alex Colome will be back but if he isn’t, this guy could be that good closer they need. If he does come back, he can be a platoon closer or a good reliever in the bullpen. Either way, the fact that this guy is a free agent right now makes him a perfect addition to the White Sox. All of that familiarity playing in the AL Central would help as well. This addition would be a home run for the Sox if they could pull it off.