It might not be a good idea to bring Cesar Hernandez back for the 2022 season.
The Chicago White Sox didn’t give up much to get Cesar Hernandez so nobody is mad about the trade but he hasn’t been good enough at the plate. He has played magnificent defense which is a win but his offense has left a lot to be desired. He was one of the Cleveland Indian’s best hitters before the trade but that hasn’t translated to Chicago.
He is better than Danny Mendick so it is still a trade that they won. The defense between the two is still comparable but Hernandez is certainly still better offensively. The reason they need to ditch him before 2022 comes around isn’t necessarily because he is terrible, it is more because there are some clear upgrades out there.
One of the most talked-about upgrades that will be out there is Marcus Semien. He is a former White Sox player that they let get away in a terrible trade. Nobody wanted him this last offseason despite being a superstar in Oakland. Now, with Toronto on a one-year deal, he has been brilliant once again. If they can get him back to his original team, they will be much better off than if they picked up Cesar’s option.