Chicago White Sox: Some more big free agents are off the board

Vincent Parise
DETROIT, MI - SEPTEMBER 02: Starling Marte #2 of the Oakland Athletics swings and makes contact against the Detroit Tigers during a MLB game at Comerica Park on September 2, 2021 in Detroit, Michigan. Oakland defeated Detroit 8-6. (Photo by Dave Reginek/Getty Images)
DETROIT, MI - SEPTEMBER 02: Starling Marte #2 of the Oakland Athletics swings and makes contact against the Detroit Tigers during a MLB game at Comerica Park on September 2, 2021 in Detroit, Michigan. Oakland defeated Detroit 8-6. (Photo by Dave Reginek/Getty Images) /
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It was Black Friday across the world and there were some incredible deals out there. That apparently applied to Major League Baseball as there were some big moves made by teams on this day. The Chicago White Sox were not involved in any of them but some good players are now off the board if they wanted to consider signing them.

The White Sox have been in some rumors but nothing has really materialized yet. The only person that they signed so far is Kendall Graveman. This is a fantastic signing as the Sox are now adding a big bullpen arm to the mix to try and solidify their late-game attack. Now, they are looking to make more moves and there are plenty of good players coming off the board quickly.

Names like Michael Wacha, Starling Marte, Eduardo Escobar, and Mark Canha all came off the board on Friday which made for a crazy day. The Boston Red Sox are adding a great pitcher in Wacha while the New York Mets land those three impactful bats. There have also been other big moves made before that so the White Sox really needs to get a move on.

A divisional opponent like the Detroit Tigers has made a few good moves so far and is now in more rumors themselves as they look to add one of the elite shortstops. The Chicago White Sox are in a good spot with their roster right now but they cannot be content. There are a few more holes that they need to fill in order for them to clearly take that next big step.

The Chicago White Sox are in a position where they need to make a move.

Of course, the positions of second base and right field are considered “holes” right now. They could also use a starting pitcher and another bullpen arm or two. With the names flying off the board like this, it is time to move. The White Sox have the money and the elite team which makes them a good-looking destination for some of these guys.

The hot stove isn’t going to cool off over the next two or three days either. With a potential work stoppage starting on December 1st, you might see some players try and find new homes before that which is why the next few days are extremely important.

There are still some of the biggest names left out there. Marcus Semien, Carlos Correa, Javier Baez, Kris Bryant, and Robbie Ray are just a few of the awesome players available to sign. If the Sox can make a big splash, 2022 could be special. As busy as Friday was, there is a lot more to solve before we reach spring training.

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