Chicago White Sox: 3 most important things to do during the offseason

Vincent Parise
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - JULY 01: Michael Kopech #34 of the Chicago White Sox throws a pitch against the Minnesota Twins at Guaranteed Rate Field on July 01, 2021 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Nuccio DiNuzzo/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - JULY 01: Michael Kopech #34 of the Chicago White Sox throws a pitch against the Minnesota Twins at Guaranteed Rate Field on July 01, 2021 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Nuccio DiNuzzo/Getty Images) /
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Chicago White Sox, Cesar Hernandez
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The Chicago White Sox needs to address the second base position during the offseason.

The Chicago White Sox has some big-time question marks at the second base position. With Yoan Moncada at third base, Tim Anderson at shortstop, and Jose Abreu at first base, that is the final piece to complete the infield puzzle needed. They looked to be set there for a long time but the 2021 season forced some unexpected moves.

Nick Madrigal was supposed to be the guy before going out for the season with an injury. Later in the year, the White Sox traded Madrigal to the Chicago Cubs in the Craig Kimbrel deal. They brought in Cesar Hernandez after a trade with the Cleveland Indians. Neither trade worked out all that well for the White Sox so second base is now an area of need again.

They likely won’t pick up Hernandez’s option for 2022 which leaves room for a big-time free agent. A lot of people want Marcus Semien which makes perfect sense. He is a former Chicago White Sox player and would make a great fit. There are also other options out there and you should expect Rick Hahn to explore all of them. It is going to be interesting to see what the final result is for 2022 at second base but it could make a major difference.

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