The Chicago White Sox organization is in a very good spot. They have a lot of elite players. On most days, when everyone is healthy, they have an above-average player at each position. They can score runs, they can pitch, and they love playing with each other. However, we learned in the 2020 postseason that they still have a few more holes to fill during the offseason in order to take the next step.
Rick Hahn spoke to the media for the first time this offseason and revealed some things about the franchise. There is a lot to do during the winter and that includes things both on and off the field. For the White Sox, they have some roster construction issues to worry about.
There are now 8 free agents coming from the Chicago White Sox as of right now. The biggest of them all is Carlos Rodon. He is a very good pitcher when he is healthy which hasn’t been as often as we’d like. It is going to be interesting to see how the White Sox handle him beyond that. When healthy, he is worth a lot of money but any hesitation from the Sox would make complete sense.
Leury Garcia, Ryan Tepera, Billy Hamilton, Brian Goodwin, Evan Marshall, Jace Fry, and Jimmy Cordero are all active free agents. There could be more to come based on the team picking up options but those are the guys right now. A few may be back but as of right now, the doors are wide open for all of them.
There were some big moves made by the Chicago White Sox on Friday during the day.
There were also some other moves made by the White Sox on Friday. Of course, the White Sox needed to outright Cordero, Marshall, Fry, and Goodwin in order to make them free agents. They also purchased the contract of Anderson Severino from Charlotte. Their 40 man roster is now down to 34 after all the moves.
It is an interesting start for Rick Hahn and the White Sox. There is a lot of business to take care of for them between now and spring training. There are issues with roster construction and where certain players have roles. With all of the talent that they have, there are a lot of different things that could come from this offseason.
If they fill out all of their needs with some smart and efficient moves (see the Atlanta Braves 2021 season), they can win the World Series in 2022. There are a lot of good teams in the American League so it will be hard but good things could be on the horizon. Friday was a great start.