Charlie Blackmon would look great playing for the Chicago White Sox this season.
Charlie Blackmon is a very good player playing for a very bad organization. They showed in the offseason that they aren’t trying to win when they sent Nolan Arenado to the St. Louis Cardinals for a pretty bad return package. The White Sox might be able to get someone like Blackmon might be relatively cheap based on that recent history.
Blackmon would go right into the outfield for the White Sox. They might switch Adam Eaton to center and have Blackmon in right but that would all be up to the manager. In terms of adding someone like this and using him instead of the bench players, it is a great idea. The White Sox would look really nice with someone like this in the middle of their lineup. He isn’t as good as Robert but he might be better than anyone else they currently have healthy in the outfield.
We mentioned that Blackmon could be had for relatively cheap. The Rockies don’t do business well but Blackmon has also had a tough start to the year. We know how good he can be but his numbers are atrocious. On the 10-18 Rockies, a team with no future, might not be the easiest playing conditions. However, being traded to a winning team like this one could rejuvenate him for the year.
Rick Hahn did say in his press conference that some moves would be considered to make up for the loss of Robert. We don’t know exactly what this means but it should mean something. They don’t want to mortgage the whole season because their future is as bright as anyone’s but they do need to address the problem in the short term to some degree.