Chicago White Sox: Three Washington Nationals free agents to add

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Chicago White Sox Adam Eaton
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. RF. Washington Nationals. Adam Eaton. 2. player. 90

White Sox reunion? It is not as crazy as you think. Rick Hahn values championship experience as evident from the additions of Yasmani Grandal and Dallas Keuchel last season. The White Sox are also in the market for an upgrade in right field. The Nomar Mazara experiment was not a success. In 2020 he only hit .228, with 15 RBIs and a single home run.

Eaton would be a great addition. He plays right field, won a World Series, and has a higher floor offensively. While his numbers were down in 2020, he put up a solid .279/.365/.428 slash line in 2019. He also has the ability to hit the ball out of the ballpark putting up 15 home runs. He was excellent during his three-year stint with the White Sox. He posted a .290 average with 129 RBI’s and 47 stolen bases. During the 2016 season, he finished 19th in the MVP voting, which is pretty impressive considering he was on a pretty putrid White Sox team that severely underperformed that season.

Eaton would be a good cheap option for the White Sox but given age and injury history it is unlikely the White Sox sign him. Also, the uncertainty of the market due to COVID-19 means the White Sox will probably be reluctant to dish out big money to an old injury-prone player.

Rick Hahn has talked repeatedly about a sustained championship window so they will likely be looking for more of a long term solution in right field. Eaton does not fit that description. If Eaton is not in high demand, and players like Brantley and Springer are off the board he could be a viable option on a cheap rental deal for the White Sox.

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