Chicago White Sox: 3 big moves to consider this winter

Michael Brakebill
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Currently, all systems are a go on the south side of Chicago. Even though Lynn and Giolito are on the IL, Lynn is only supposed to miss one start and hopefully, Giolito will be back fully healthy in time for the postseason. The Chicago White Sox currently has as legitimate of a shot as any contender in the league to make a deep playoff run but the health of the rotation is of utmost importance if you’re Tony La Russa.

There is much to be said about the run the White Sox are having this season. In the midst of all the hype, it is easy to get caught up and forgot how much optimism there still is about the team getting even better than it already is.

Currently, the White Sox don’t have certain problems that other contending teams have. Looking at a team like the Los Angeles Dodgers, for example, they are currently 44 million over the luxury tax, and will have to pay a 17M penalty on top of it.

They simply can’t keep affording to keep signing huge names and building a super team. The Boston Red Sox are 4 million over the luxury tax. The Houston Astros are one small signing away from going over.

The Chicago White Sox have room to make a big move during the offseason.

The White Sox are still $32.4M under the current luxury tax threshold. Furthermore, they have 10.9M coming off the books due to impending free agents. You can tack on another 6M if the Sox choose not to pick up Cesar Hernandez’s option.

Therefore, you can pretty much bet your bottom dollar that the Sox are still planning to make a huge splash or two in free agency this winter. Let’s take a look at 3 routes the White Sox could go to further establish a championship team:

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