Daniel Murphy is familiar with the city so the Chicago White Sox might make a good fit.
Daniel Murphy has had quite the Major League Baseball career so far. He has spent time with four different teams in his career now including the New York Mets, Washington Nationals, Chicago Cubs, and Colorado Rockies. He was at the height of his powers with the Mets and Nationals but going into his age 36 season, he might be able to provide something to this young White Sox team. He has been a big part of deep playoff runs, been a National League All-Star more than once, and has a couple of Silver Slugger Awards.
Murphy had a tough year in 2020 with the Colorado Rockies. It was his second season with them and really the first year that he has ever struggled. You have to wonder if it is because he is no longer a good player or if it because of the fact that the year was so strange. There were a lot of great hitters that struggled this year and Murphy was one of them.
Some Cubs fans might remember that he just loves hitting in Chicago. In his days with the Mets and Nationals, he was as much of a horn in the Cubs’ side as any player in the league. If he brought a bit of that to the White Sox, he would be a fan favorite in an instant. He might not be the player he once was but he could end up being a good bench player on a one-year deal.