There are reports out there that the National League isn’t going to have the designated hitter rule in 2021 after having it for the COVID-19 shortened season. It is a disappointment for all baseball fans because now we have to watch pitchers in the National League go up to the plate with little to no approach on a regular basis. The Chicago White Sox, however, might be a team that benefits from the American League being the DH league once again.
The Chicago White Sox still need to address their designated hitter situation.
If the National League goes back to making pitchers hit, that eliminates about half of potential destinations for the remaining designated hitter free agents. That could make the Chicago White Sox the most attractive option out there for them. They are, on paper, one of the three best teams in the American League and they could end up being number one. Adding a great DH could be the key to that happening as well.
If you are one of these guys, you have to be looking at the teams that have a need for a DH and clearly see that the White Sox are a tremendous option. They have a great starting lineup, a great bullpen, and a starting rotation that is ready to explode. If one of these guys brings their talents to the middle of the Chicago White Sox lineup, they could end up lifting the trophy at the end of October.
The White Sox, contrary to popular belief, has not been that shy about adding free agents. They haven’t really opened their pocketbooks to add that one megastar (yet) but they have what it takes to make one more great move. These are the three free-agent designated hitters they should consider before Spring Training: