Chicago White Sox: Three Washington Nationals free agents to add

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Chicago White Sox Anibal Sanchez
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SP. Washington Nationals. Anibal Sanchez. 19. player. 90.

If the White Sox want to continue shopping in the bargain buy section, Anibal Sanchez would be an option to bolster the starting rotation. While his numbers were bad in 2020 he has been a solid pitcher over the course of his 15-year career. He has a career ERA of 4.05 and posted a respectable 3.85 ERA in 2019. Sanchez would be a good veteran option to mentor younger pitchers such as Reynaldo Lopez, Dylan Cease, and Michael Kopech.

He also has experience pitching in the postseason. He won a ring with the Nationals and has a career 2.93 ERA while pitching in October. On top of that, Sanchez is familiar with the American League Central division after spending six seasons with Detroit.

The drawbacks of signing Sanchez would be that you’re taking a rotation spot away from one of the young arms already in your organization. With other holes on the roster will Rick Hahn want to spend money on a pitcher whose best days are likely behind him? Probably not. It is a win-now mode on the Southside  The White Sox also just released Gio Gonzalez and Sanchez is only a slight upgrade. If the White Sox are going to spend money on an outside arm they are going to want a definitive upgrade.