The Chicago White Sox were better than the Chicago Cubs in every way this year. The White Sox won their division with ease and the Cubs finished in 4th place with a record of 71-91. Being 20 games under .500 is a direct result of many mistakes made by the organization leading up to 2021. They won the World Series in 2016 and things have been horrible since that moment.
During the 2021 season, the Cubs let some players go. They made some cuts to key players during the offseason and traded away their entire core besides Willson Contreras. Now, they are looking to either extend Contreras or trade him before starting a rebuild. A lot will depend on how this upcoming offseason goes for them.
A lot of their core was out there playing for other teams this offseason. Not only were a lot of them in the postseason, but they were in the postseason playing at the top of their games. Many were doing things that they were unable to do with the Cubs since 2016 which is what led to their early demise.
The White Sox have some things to fix before the 2022 season gets underway. They have some spots to fill in the lineup and some things to change as far as their approach. There are two teams playing in the World Series right now (Houston Astros vs Atlanta Braves) that have some things to mimic if you are trying to get on that level.
The Chicago White Sox can look at some former Chicago Cubs in free agency.
Some of these former Cubs have the potential to help any team get over the hump. It is a very important offseason for the White Sox so no stone can go unturned. If they were to go for one or more of them, these are the ones to consider going after: