White Sox would checkmate AL with one of these last-minute additions

Vincent Parise
WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 27: Yasiel Puig #66 of the Cleveland Indians takes the field against the Washington Nationals during the eighth inning at Nationals Park on September 27, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 27: Yasiel Puig #66 of the Cleveland Indians takes the field against the Washington Nationals during the eighth inning at Nationals Park on September 27, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images) /
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Chicago White Sox Yasiel Puig
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Cleveland Guardians. Yasiel Puig. 66. player. 5. . OF

Yasiel Puig would make an interesting right field option for the Chicago White Sox.

It feels like Yasiel Puig might be getting to the point where he should be looking to sign overseas. He didn’t play in 2020 and it doesn’t sound like many teams are interested in signing him. He is 30 years old so you would think he has a lot of good baseball play left in him. He has been productive on the field but there have been some minor off the field and attitude issues though so that may be hindering him. For these reasons, the White Sox would be smart to consider him right now.

The Sox are a young vibrant team so they might have just what they need in order to get the most out of a player like this. They could also use some help in the outfield as far as depth, especially in right-field which is where Puig specializes. This is a guy who has been an all-star in his career and has made a few deep playoff runs including a trip to the World Series in 2018. That kind of experience might be helpful for this young White Sox team.

It is fair to assume that if the White Sox (or any team) signed him, any of the issues like trying to fight other teams or being late to meetings would not be tolerated. It wouldn’t be like they were heavily relying on him for anything as it would just be a depth move. It could be a low-risk high-reward type of move that the Sox should absolutely consider. If he came in and was an awesome platoon right fielder with Adam Eaton, they would automatically be a better team.

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