You never know what someone like Kevin Pillar might be able to bring to the Chicago White Sox.
Of course, we already went over how the White Sox might be able to benefit from adding another outfielder. Kevin Pillar might be the best option for that job from the entire list of Colorado Rockies free agents. He literally turned 32 yesterday (Monday) so you know there are a lot of great years left in him. He isn’t a guy that moves the needle or anything but at this point, he is the best player on this list. He would provide great depth to this White Sox team that is looking to win the World Series as soon as possible.
Kevin Pillar has had an interesting career so far. He was a great player for the Toronto Blue Jays for parts of seven season. He was there when they made a couple of trips to the American League Championship Series’ in back-to-back years so he definitely has some postseason experience. This is a young White Sox team that would really take advantage of having an experienced veteran like Pillar in their lockerroom.
Pillar was traded to the San Francisco Giants just a few games into the 2019 season. He didn’t last there long as he made his way to the Boston Red Sox in 2020. He played half the season with the Red Sox and then was traded over to the Colorado Rockies to end the season. He was traded to teams that didn’t make the playoffs two years in a row so you have to imagine that he wants to go to a team that can win in 2021.
The White Sox are not a team that has a centerfield spot available. That belongs to Luis Robert and unless he gets hurt, there is no chance anyone takes it. However, if Pillar was willing, he could absolutely be a better right fielder than Adam Eaton. It seems like something that is unlikely at this point but he would be a great fit. You never know what Rick Hahn and the White Sox are thinking but the Rockies could be a team to look at for free agents.