The Chicago White Sox could consider some Washington Nationals free agents this winter.
Free agency is officially upon us. Chicago White Sox general manager Rick Hahn was active last offseason. With plenty of holes to fill and a competitive roster to work with, he is sure to be active once again this offseason.
The White Sox’s biggest needs are starting pitching depth, designated hitter, and right field. While most fans are clamoring for big names such as George Springer or Trevor Bauer there are some viable options across the league that will be much more affordable.
This is where the Washington Nationals come into play. Last week, the Nationals announced they declined the club options for Adam Eaton and Anibal Sanchez. They also declined their portion of the mutual options for Howie Kendrick and Eric Thames. While the Nationals can still bring them back on lesser deals, the window is open for the White Sox to scoop some of them up.
None of these players would be the White Sox’s first choice. They have their eyes on larger prizes such as Trevor Bauer, Marcus Stroman, Micheal Brantley, and George Springer. However, if the White Sox cannot cash in on these big-name free agents, which has happened in the past (*cough *cough Bryce Harper and Manny Machado), then they provide some nice fall back options.
Some of these players would be a good fit on the south side. Others… not so much. How involved will the White Sox be with them? Here are the three players from the Nationals that the White Sox could potentially take a look at this offseason: