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Chicago White Sox: Three Toronto Blue Jays free agents to add

BUFFALO, NY - SEPTEMBER 24: The Toronto Blue Jays pose for a photo after beating the New York Yankees and clinching a 2020 postseason berth at Sahlen Field on September 24, 2020 in Buffalo, New York. The Blue Jays are the home team due to the Canadian government's policy on COVID-19, which prevents them from playing in their home stadium in Canada. Blue Jays beat the Yankees 4 to 1. (Photo by Timothy T Ludwig/Getty Images)
BUFFALO, NY - SEPTEMBER 24: The Toronto Blue Jays pose for a photo after beating the New York Yankees and clinching a 2020 postseason berth at Sahlen Field on September 24, 2020 in Buffalo, New York. The Blue Jays are the home team due to the Canadian government's policy on COVID-19, which prevents them from playing in their home stadium in Canada. Blue Jays beat the Yankees 4 to 1. (Photo by Timothy T Ludwig/Getty Images) /
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Chicago White Sox Taijuan Walker
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You might notice a theme when you see Taijuan Walker on this list to round it out. Yes, all three are pitchers. The White Sox need more pitching and it is that plain and simple. They certainly aren’t desperate as was shown in 2020 but they could just use a little more help compared to the offense. We know they are going to score runs because of the names in the lineup so the pitching just needs to catch up.

Walker has had a pretty nice career so far. He spent his first four MLB seasons with the Seattle Mariners. An offseason trade sent him to the Arizona Diamondbacks in a huge deal. He played there for three seasons before signing back with the Mariners in free agency. He only spent half of that season (2020) with them before a trade to the Toronto Blue Jays. He struggled a little in the early part of the year with Seattle but was awesome once he went to the Jays.

If you combine his efforts with both teams in 2020 you get a 1.3 WAR player that went 4-3 in 11 starts. In 53.1 innings he had 50 strikeouts, a 2.70 ERA, and a 1.163 WHIP. These are all very good stats for a player looking for a new MLB home. At 28 years old, there is still a lot left in the tank which makes him a good option for the Chicago White Sox.

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We don’t know for sure whether or not the Sox are done in free agency this offseason but these are some interesting options to consider. The Blue Jays and White Sox are both going to be good teams in 2021 so it will be interesting to see who is more aggressive for the rest of the offseason.

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