The Chicago White Sox have a lot of needs heading into the 2020 Winter Meetings.
The Chicago White Sox head into the Winter Meetings as a reigning playoff team for the first time since 2008. They are, hopefully, going into them believing that they are only a few pieces away from being a legit threat to win the World Series. There are so many good players there right now that have a chance to come together and do something very special. They, like most eventual championship teams, just need to add one or two more things to make themselves very successful.
So for those who might not know, what exactly are the Winter Meetings? In the pre-COVID-19 world, it was an event where all 30 teams met face to face in one central location. It is where signings, trades, and anything hot stove related had a chance to take place. Here in 2020 with the coronavirus complicating things, the entire event is going to be done virtually. They begin today (Monday) and will go through Thursday.
Although it is going to look a little bit differently this season, it is still one of the most important weeks on the MLB calendar. Not every single big free-agent will leave the event with a new home and not every big trade rumor will be resolved but there will certainly be some things. Hopefully, the White Sox are able to get the ball rolling on becoming even just a little bit better than they were in 2020.
If the White Sox were to do things right this year, they would address the three biggest weaknesses on the team. There are three positions that they have right now that could use a bit of help from management this week (or sometime during the offseason). These are the team’s three biggest needs headed into the Winter Meetings: