Outside of being a part of one of the funniest baseball memes on the internet, Nick Castellanos is also a very good baseball player. He has spent time with the Cincinnati Reds, Chicago Cubs, and Detroit Tigers in his MLB career. Now, there is a good chance that he searches for a new home and the Chicago White Sox would be a perfect fit.
The White Sox desperately need a big bat in right field. They just weren’t getting enough from that position in 2021 and haven’t been for a long time. If they added someone like Castellanos to the mix, their lineup would be even more dangerous.
To be honest, it would be hard to pick where a guy like that hits in the order. In 2021, he had 34 home runs, 100 RBIs, and 95 runs scored. He slashed .309/.362/.576 for an OPS of .939. All of that accumulated to 3.3 wins above replacement which is very good. He is an outstanding hitter that would look amazing in the middle of this White Sox lineup.
With stars like Eloy Jimenez, Luis Robert, Tim Anderson, Jose Abreu, Yasmani Grandal, and Yoan Moncada around him, Castellanos would have some pitches to hit. It is probably more dangerous than any lineup he has been a part of up to this point in his career. If he wants to make some big money and win, the White Sox might be the place for him.
The Chicago White Sox would check a lot of boxes by bringing in Nick Castellanos.
Of course, the White Sox have to address some pitching and second base but right field is key as well. Adding someone like Castellanos would absolutely push them even closer to that World Series title that they are chasing.
Jon Heyman reported on Twitter that he will be opting out of his current deal with the Reds that would pay 34 million dollars and two years to go. He also noted that the Reds still have interest in bringing him back if he is willing but you just never know.
This could be the White Sox opportunity. Castellanos has always loved playing in Chicago as his numbers are great at both Wrigley Field and Guaranteed Rate Field. The Cubs could have kept him a few years ago after acquiring him via trade but let him go to the Reds.
Now, it would be awesome to see him return to town on the team that actually has a chance to win in 2022. If the White Sox could make this happen, it would be a major factor in them making a deep run next year. Hopefully, they are able to land someone big like this to play that position in one way or another.