The 2021 ALDS was a wake-up call for the Chicago White Sox. After being completely outclassed by the Houston Astros it has become obvious that the White Sox need some reinforcements if they hope to take the next step.
The offense was inconsistent, the starting pitching underperformed, and the bullpen collapsed. The Chicago White Sox championship window is open right now and the team cannot squander seasons away by being ill-equipped during the playoffs.
As the eyes of the baseball world turn towards Atlanta Braves and Houston Astros as they clash in the World Series, the White Sox front office has an opportunity to witness a showcase of talent that could help them next season.
Both of these teams have players whose contracts are up after the season. Rick Hahn has made it clear that no season will be considered a success until the White Sox are the last team standing. It might be in the White Sox’s best interest to add a piece that helped the Braves and Astros get to the point that the White Sox aspire to be.
By adding Dallas Keuchel and Yasmani Grandal, Rick Hahn made it clear that he values postseason experience. The list of free agents includes some premier arms, former All-Stars, and postseason standouts.
The Chicago White Sox could consider adding a free agent playing in the World Series.
Here are three players participating in the 2021 World Series that the White Sox should consider acquiring during the offseason.