Chicago White Sox News: George Springer isn’t coming in free agency

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The Chicago White Sox are more than likely not going to land George Springer.

The Chicago White Sox were one of the teams that had hope of landing the biggest free agents on the market. George Springer is the top free-agent position player and he plays right field. It is the perfect fit for the White Sox because right-field is the only position that is completely open on the White Sox roster. If they added a player like that, it would really fill out their lineup the right way. Not to mention, an offensive outfield of Eloy Jimenez, Luis Robert, and George Springer would be so sweet.

Well, according to Jeff Passan of ESPN, it is extremely unlikely that the White Sox land Springer. Sources have confirmed to ESPN that the White Sox just aren’t doing it. It is believed that the White Sox are not interested in paying the right fielder money that you would normally give to a centerfielder. Of course, the White Sox don’t need a centerfielder because Luis Robert is a stud and will be there for a long time.

Adding Springer would be amazing for this baseball team. He is a great player and has the experience of getting it done in the playoffs. Of course, there is the sign-stealing scandal that will be a cloud over all of those Houston Astros players forever but nobody ever thought Springer was a bad baseball player. He benefited from the cheating and there is no doubt about it but he is still great without it.

Now that we know that it probably isn’t happening, it is fair to start thinking about who else they might be able to consider. It isn’t like right-field is a position loaded with talent on the free-agent market but there are some really good players to consider outside of Springer. There are players they can add in free agency and on the trade market, depending on what is available.

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The White Sox also need a closer and a third starting pitcher so it’ll be interesting to see what they do. The Winter Meetings are beginning today so all 30 teams will be actively trying to improve the fortunes of their organization this week. All we can do is hope that the White Sox are one of the more successful teams.