The Chicago White Sox should absolutely consider Kris Bryant to be an option.
The Chicago White Sox have been put into the Kris Bryant sweepstakes (at least in rumors) because of the White Sox Talk Podcast hosted by Chuck Garfien of NBC Sports Chicago. He had David Kaplan on to discuss the possibility of Bryant making his way from the North Side to the South Side. It is an intriguing idea to think about and one that makes sense on a lot of levels. Is this something that could work?
Well, David and Chuck believe it is something to at least talk about. The Cubs and Bryant have not been able to come to a contract extension so it seems like it is almost a lock for him to not be there next year. There is even a chance that he is non-tendered by the Cubs by December 2nd which would allow him to just sign wherever he wants to go. There are so many options for the Cubs to consider this week as that decision approaches.
The White Sox are in on other options as well. George Springer has to be the number one position player that the White Sox are considering but Bryant isn’t too far behind. He wasn’t very good in 34 games this season but a lot of things could have gone into why. He is a former MVP and had an All-Star season as recently as 2019.
Since coming into the league, not many players have accumulated better wins above replacement than Kris Bryant. Some White Sox fans, and even Cubs fans, don’t realize these things just because he wasn’t very good during the COVID-19 season. He is an upgrade to the White Sox in a lot of ways. These are the three biggest reasons to consider adding him: