Chicago White Sox: December is a big month of 2020-21 offseason

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December is going to be a very big month for the Chicago White Sox offseason.

The Chicago White Sox are expected to be a pretty busy team this offseason. They have a few players that are in danger of leaving in free agency but they also have a few holes to fill that were already preexisting. Once those minor issues are fixed, this team is going to be a World Series contender. It is crazy to go into an offseason with those types of expectations but here we are. December is the month where a lot is expected to get started.

It is all getting started this week as certain teams decide whether or not they are going to tender certain players. That could shape the trade market or the free-agent pool based on who is made available to either side.

Following that will be the Winter Meetings. The MLB Winter Meetings are normally the biggest MLB convention on the calendar but it will be virtual this year. The coronavirus pandemic has changed the way a lot of things were done in 2020 and this is no different. There is a good chance that deals are made for trades and free agents, despite the fact that there won’t be any face to face activities. Those will run from December 7th through the 10th.

The White Sox are sure to be involved. They need to try and sign some of their own players like James McCann and Alex Colome. If they lose out on those guys, they still have plenty of other options out there. They are likely going to be suiters for George Springer who is the biggest free-agent position player available. They might even try their chances at Trevor Bauer who is the biggest free-agent pitcher.

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There are also some trades that could be made. Some speculation about the White Sox considering Kris Bryant from the team across town makes sense as a plan B if they can’t get any big free-agent outfielders to come help. Regardless of what they do, December is a big key to them doing it. This is really going to be a fun month to be a White Sox fan and a fan of baseball in general.