The Chicago White Sox has a rich history of Cuban baseball players. Of course, everybody knows about Hall of Famer Minnie Minoso. He helped pave the way for Cuban players to come to Major League Baseball and dominate. Oscar Colas seems like he is going to be the next big one.
Before Colas was even on the fan bases radar, they had star Cubans already in place. Yasmani Grandal signed as a big-time free agent, they traded for Yoan Moncada, and both Jose Abreu and Luis Robert were international free agents coming out of their native country.
They also signed Yoelqui Cespedes last year and he is hoping to be a part of the future as well. A very nice core has been built in Chicago and those guys are a big part of it. It is really good to know that the White Sox have such a big presence in a country that is rich in baseball talent.
Colas is expected to sign with the White Sox after over a year of speculation. It has been talked about for a while but now it is all but confirmed. Jon Heyman of MLB Network confirmed on Twitter dot com that Colas to the White Sox is going to be 2.5 million dollars. We are just waiting to see the White Sox acknowledge it at this point.
Oscar Colas is going to be a great outfielder for the Chicago White Sox one day.
Colas is an outfielder who has played in the Minor Leagues of Japan and has really become a great player. The White Sox are hoping that he can come through the ranks and one day is a great player on a great team.
It should be a while before he makes his MLB debut so don’t expect that to be anytime soon. It is important, however, to keep the pipeline strong while you are contending at the MLB level. That is how you have sustained success in this league that is so hard to win in at a consistent level.
If the White Sox keeps landing players like Colas, that will continue to be the case. They haven’t been a model of consistency for a long time but it is clear that they might be turning that around right now. You can expect to see plenty about Colas in the coming days and weeks.