The Chicago White Sox were very active at the 2020 Winter Meetings.
The Chicago White Sox went into the 2020 Winter Meetings with the need for a right-fielder and a third starting pitcher. With the event being virtual this year because of COVID-19, it was obvious that there might not be as many moves as there normally is. That was the case but the White Sox were one of the teams that made a few moves. Out of everyone in the league, they are the big winners of the event as they are now the favorites to win the AL Central in 2021.
The Minnesota Twins are the team that the White Sox need to leapfrog. Minnesota is probably going to be looking for replacements for Nelson Cruz and Jake Odorizzi so they are a worse baseball team if they don’t find equal level guys for those roles. As of now, there is no reason to believe that the White Sox can’t beat them.
They started off their week by adding Lance Lynn in a trade with the Texas Rangers. They gave up Dane Dunning and Avery Weems in the deal for Texas to have going forward. Giving up on Dunning is tough because he is a great player but Lance Lynn is a fantastic player. He is going to form a great trio with Lucas Giolito and Dallas Keuchel at the top of their rotation.
They later addressed their right-field need with a strange reunion that nobody was expecting. Adam Eaton is coming back to Chicago to play for the White Sox. He will be the new everyday right fielder. It wasn’t a move that a lot of White Sox fans wanted to see but it is clearly a move that makes them a little better. It isn’t their needle-moving move that we will talk about if they win the World Series but he should help them improve.
There are far fewer holes in their lineup than there were before the week but there are still other things to do. They have been in rumors for other players but nothing has come of anything yet. It would be nice to see them add a closer and a few more bench pieces to help their depth at the Major League level. 2021 is a huge year for the White Sox and the 2020 Winter Meetings were a big help.