Chicago White Sox: Adam Eaton is back in a strange reunion

Vincent Parise
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The Chicago White Sox are bringing back Adam Eaton to be their right fielder.

The Chicago White Sox are making big moves so far this offseason. They already acquired Lance Lynn to sit near the top of their rotation. He is going to be a great addition and there is no doubt about it. Now, they made another move that should help them in the short term. They have added Adam Eaton in free agency to come in and be their right fielder. This is a reunion that we weren’t expecting to see any time soon.

Of course, Eaton was a member of the White Sox for three years and was a really good player. He always had really good batting averages and was a threat to be on base a lot in his time here. Well, we all know about the trade that sent Eaton to the Washington Nationals for Lucas Giolito, Reynaldo Lopez, and Dane Dunning.

Eaton went on to win the World Series with the Washington Nationals. He was a big part of it as he was a great player for them as well. The Nationals will never regret the trade because of the fact that they won it all but Lucas Giolito is an amazing player. He will be their ace for a long time. Lopez is a big question mark going into 2021 and they just used Dunning to get Lynn from the Rangers. As baseball trades go, that one has to be one of the more fair trades to happen in recent history.

2020 wasn’t awesome for Eaton. He struggled his way through the COVID-19 shortened 60 game season. He was pretty good the year before, which was the year that Washington won the World Series. He is going to come in to join what should be a really good outfield. With Eloy Jimenez in left and Luis Robert in right, it should be a really nice group.

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At 32 years old, he should have a lot of good baseball left in him. The good news is that it is only a one-year deal with a second-year club option. If he plays well the Sox can keep him for 2022 and if he doesn’t they can cut ties easily. This seems like a pretty nice gamble and they can make one more big move if they wanted. Some people won’t like this deal but it looks like it could be a good one for the Chicago White Sox.

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