It would be awesome if the Chicago White Sox could land Joc Pederson this offseason.
Today is game six of the 2020 World Series between the Tampa Bay Rays and Los Angeles Dodgers. The Dodgers lead the series 3-2 with a chance to win the World Series tonight and put an end to what has been a tough season for baseball fans. If the Rays win, we will have one last game tomorrow night where someone will win game seven to take the World Series. Chicago White Sox fans have been watching the playoffs without their team since the first round but there is always improving for next year on the mind.
One way to make their team better would be by adding another guy who can play some good right field. Joc Pederson has been awesome in this World Series for the Dodgers and he would be a perfect fit for that White Sox potential vacancy. They have kicked the tires on him many different occasions now and this feels like the offseason that they can finally get him.
The Nomar Mazara experiment didn’t work out well for the White Sox in 2020. There were only 60 games to evaluate but those 60 games weren’t awesome for Mazara. They need to get better production than that if they are going to take the step towards having a lineup with a dangerous 1-9. Adding Pederson would get them really close to having that happen where you can rely heavily on just about everyone in the lineup.
Not only has Pederson been good in the regular season, but he has also been awesome in the playoffs. This year especially, he has been awesome in the postseason. In game five, he hit a monster home run to put the Dodgers ahead 3-0 which ended up being the game-winning run. These are the kinds of things that the White Sox would love to have in their lineup. Take a minute during the World Series tonight to watch Pederson and see if you think he will be a great fit for the White Sox.
In addition to all of the good play, leadership and experience would go a long way with this young White Sox team. They could use a guy like Pederson to come in and help show them the ropes. He might even be coming in with a ring on his finger which makes him even more credible. Once this season is over, the White Sox should absolutely consider this avenue again because he would be a great addition.