Every season, there is turnover on an MLB roster. A team rarely looks the same from year to year with players leaving in free agency and coming and going via trades. If the trade deadline was any indication, the Chicago White Sox are more than likely to be aggressive this offseason. The White Sox already traded for Cesar Hernadez, Ryan Tepera, and Craig Kimbrel and shipped out Codi Heuer and Nick Madrigal.
Rick Hahn has made it clear that the championship window is open and the White Sox plan on contending for years to come. But part of being successful over a long period is not just about adding talent. It is about knowing which players to move on from before you overpay or their production declines. It’s just the nature of the business.
The White Sox has a handful of players whose contracts expire after 2021. This list includes Carlos Rodon, Leury Garcia, Billy Hamilton, Evan Marshall, Ryan Tepera, and Jimmy Cordero just to name a few. Not all of them will be returning in 2022.
The Chicago White Sox has some tough decisions to make during the winter.
Rick Hahn and the front office will need to decide which guys to part ways with. With this in mind, there are some players fans should be prepared to lose next season. It might be tough for them to get some of these done which might be hard for certain fans to accept. Some of them are players that people like. These are the three players that you should consider candidates to be gone: