The White Sox have plenty of money to go around for a guy like Trevor Bauer.
The Chicago White Sox are a team that hasn’t spent much money over the history of their organization. That has started to change a little bit, however. It is clear that the team is committed to winning and has been ready to add what they need. There have been a few “cheap routes” taken by the organization (Adam Eaton) but they have also shelled out big money for guys like Liam Hendriks, Dallas Keuchel, and Yasmani Grandal who were all top free agents at their time of signing.
Trevor Bauer would finally be that huge free-agent signing. He states in his video that he does want to be fairly compensated for what he brings to a team. He also claims that he will use the money to grow the brand and make baseball a better place. At this point, it is fair to believe him. It is also fair to assume that his asking price is high. He hit free agency after a 2020 season in which he dominated as much as any player in the history of the league. It was only a 60 game season but we know how good he is. It wasn’t his first big year like that.
The White Sox have that type of money to spend. For them, it would be deciding if it is worth it to spend that type of money. It seems like it would be worth it because having four aces makes it really hard to beat them in a seven-game series which is ultimately what they are trying to achieve. Spending this money on Trevor Bauer would really help put them over the edge.
It would also complete all of the things that he is looking for with the team he is signing with. It would be really cool to see something get done between the White Sox and Bauer. As good as it would make them on the field, it would improve their reputation off the field. It is about time that people start seeing the White Sox as a true threat in the American League.