3 players the Chicago White Sox wish they still had on their roster

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Chicago White Sox, Marcus Semien
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Marcus Semien

Trading away Marcus Semien was an all-time bad mistake by the Chicago White Sox.

When Marcus Semien was with the White Sox, it was hard to envision him as the star player he is today. Here we are and Semien just signed a massive deal worth $175 million to play second base for the Texas Rangers.

Semien signed before the MLB lockout even started so he was taken off White Sox fan’s wish list relatively quickly. However, bringing Semien back into the fold would have been an excellent addition for the White Sox.

During his six seasons in Oakland, he became an All-Star, Gold Glove Award winner, and a two-time Silver Slugger. He is as dependable of a player as they come. In 2019, he led the entire MLB in games played and plate appearances. He did it once again in 2021.

In 2019, he finished third in the MVP voting after hitting .285 with 33 home runs and 92 RBIs. He had an even better season in 2021, increasing his home run total to 45 and RBI total to 102. Semien has quietly emerged as one of the best middle infielders in baseball.

The White Sox gave him up for a mediocre season of Jeff Samardjza. That is probably one they would like to have back.