The Chicago White Sox are a very good team. They are loaded with stars and they are deep. They are, however, always looking to improve as any team should be. They believe they can be a World Series team and they might be looking for a few more pieces to help solidify that. Of course, trading prospects for MLB talent are always on the table for the contenders each year.
There are also some free agents still left out there that wouldn’t cost the Sox anything more than money. These are three late additions they can make to help them checkmate the American League:
The Chicago White Sox could use one more big addition before 2021.
The fact that Jake Odorizzi is still out there is one of the more surprising headlines of the MLB offseason right now. We are well into spring training and he is still available for any team in the league to sign. He has spent the last three seasons with the Minnesota Twins so the White Sox know all about him. Bringing him in could really help the Sox as they try to take the division for themselves.
He dealt with some injuries during the 2020 season and that caused him to have a very tough season. He only made four starts as a result and that may have a big to-do with why he isn’t signed yet. The good news is that none of the injuries were at all related to his arm. In 2019, he was so good that he was an American League all-star. That is the guy that he believes he can be and a smart team would take a chance on him.
If he came to the White Sox rotation and pitched well, he would be a phenomenal number four. He would have very little pressure as Lucas Giolito, Lance Lynn, and Dallas Keuchel are ahead of him. It would also give Michael Kopech and Garrett Crochet time to work in the bullpen. If Odorizzi was willing, the White Sox would be very smart to consider this.