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Leury Garcia actually could be a good White Sox signing

CHICAGO - OCTOBER 10: Leury Garcia #28 of the Chicago White Sox reacts after hitting a three-run home run in the third inning during Game Three of the American League Division Series against the Houston Astros on October 10, 2021 at Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Ron Vesely/Getty Images)
CHICAGO - OCTOBER 10: Leury Garcia #28 of the Chicago White Sox reacts after hitting a three-run home run in the third inning during Game Three of the American League Division Series against the Houston Astros on October 10, 2021 at Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Ron Vesely/Getty Images) /
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Leury Garcia has provided some awesome moments for the Chicago White Sox in recent years. He isn’t a superstar by any means but he is the longest-tenured player in the organization. He seems to have gotten better every year which has been fun to watch. After they were defeated by the Houston Astros in 2021, he became a free agent.

The White Sox chose to sign him back and a lot of people didn’t like it. However, if he is used right, he could end up being considered a great contract for the Sox. He shouldn’t be starting at right field or second base every day but he might be the best pure utility man in all of baseball.

No matter where you put him, you know you will get a complete effort that also rewards you with some great play from time to time. He also has a knack for the clutch which has really come in handy as well.

He hit the most clutch home run that the White Sox have had in the last two decades in the postseason against the Houston Astros. It was a spark that the team desperately needed in order to stay alive and he gave it to them. It also earned him a brand new contract for the next three years.

The Chicago White Sox was smart to bring back Leury Garcia for 2022 and beyond.

As mentioned before, if Tony La Russa (or whichever manager that follows) uses him right, he could really help the White Sox win some games. If that is the case, Rick Hahn will look like a genius for bringing him back.

Garcia is also good to have in case there is a bunch of injuries like there were in 2021. He could play pretty much every position on the diamond except first, pitcher, and catcher so that is great to have in your back pocket if you are Tony La Russa.

Getting to the World Series and winning it is the goal of this franchise now. If Leury Garcia is the 26th man on your roster, you have a really good team. He is certainly better than a replacement-level player so this is not a bad signing at all. Leury legend forever.

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