It was a surprise to the baseball world when the Minnesota Twins decided to non-tender Eddie Rosario earlier this month. He is a good player that is only 29 years old. Whoever adds him is going to be very happy with what they get because you become a little bit better of a team if you bring in a guy like that. He isn’t a superstar or anything but he is just a good player that can help you win some baseball games.
In 2020, he had a good year for the AL Central champion Minnesota Twins. He slashed .257/.316/.792 with an OPS of .792. He hit 13 home runs and had 42 RBIs and 31 runs scored so he was definitely a difference-maker. He finished as a top-20 MVP candidate in both 2019 and 2020 which is saying something. In 2019, the last full MLB season, he hit 32 home runs and had 109 RBIs which are elite totals.
If the White Sox wanted to add a guy like this, it would be great for their organization. There is the idea that Eloy Jimenez can be the designated hitter if he doesn’t improve in left field which would allow someone else to play that spot defensively. Eddie Rosario would be a good candidate for that job. A four to five year deal for a player like him should absolutely be something worth considering if you are a team going for it in 2021 and beyond.