The Chicago White Sox may look for some defense at this year’s trade deadline.
The Chicago White Sox has an elite shortstop in Tim Anderson. He is one of the best offensive players at his position in the sport and his defense is getting so good after years of that being his only knock. However, it doesn’t hurt to have someone there backing him up in case of injury or if a need for another position arises. Who knows, maybe he can even play some second base in place of Nick Madrigal.
Simmons is the type of defender that gets considered for the Gold Glove Awards. In fact, he has four of them and one is a Platinum Glove. 2021 has been his first year with the Minnesota Twins after spending the first nine years of his career with the Atlanta Braves and Los Angeles Angels. It has been a good career for him so far and he would probably like a chance to be on a playoff team, whether that is as a backup shortstop or a starting second baseman.
Simmons’ bat is best described as okay. It certainly isn’t bad but you wouldn’t necessarily say it’s good either. He has a slash line of .241/.320/.316 for an OPS of .636. He has two home runs, 14 RBIs, and 18 runs scored so he is capable of being on a winning team at this point in his career.
The White Sox are not currently involved in any rumors but you never know. With all of the injuries that they have sustained, there is little doubt that they will be taking calls up until the deadline. Hopefully, whatever they do, gives them the best chance to be the last team standing in the fall.