We all know that the Chicago White Sox are going to try and be the best team that they can be in 2022. That can’t be the case if Leury Garcia is anything other than a super-utility player. They needed a second baseman really badly and now they have one.
Josh Harrison is a very good player that is going to make an impact for the White Sox as they are going to land him in free agency. He signed a deal for the 2022 season with a club option for 2023. As needed, he is going to be their full-time second baseman.
Harrison provides elite defense but has been only okay offensively over the last two seasons. He was a two-time All-Star in his eight years with the Pittsburgh Pirates before bouncing around between the Detroit Tigers, Washington Nationals, and Oakland A’s from 2019-2021.
In 2021, he had a 2.1 WAR because of the numbers that he put up. This isn’t an “over the edge” signing but it is one that could really help them on a day-to-day basis. They now have their new second baseman and their nine-hitter for the year.
Josh Harrison is really going to enjoy playing for the Chicago White Sox in 2022.
Harrison might enjoy playing on this White Sox team. He is reportedly a very funny guy that likes to have a good time. That will fit right in on this team. The White Sox landed Josh Harrison and Joe Kelly on the same day so you know that the team just got that much more fun.
He should also really enjoy playing with the White Sox from a baseball standpoint as well. This is a chance for him to be motivated after some stag years on bad teams. If he does ultimately hit ninth, there is some great protection at the top of the order which could help him.
He is also going to share an infield with Jose Abreu, Tim Anderson, and Yoan Moncada which is awesome. If they all reach their potential both offensively and defensively, this team is going to be very good. It is a nice singing that should really help the White Sox win more games and have a chance in the playoffs.