The Chicago White Sox is a very good team that has a lot of very good players. There are stars all over the place that make things happen for this team both on and off the field. One of the most notable is Tim Anderson. He has become one of the best shortstops in Major League Baseball.
In 2019, Anderson really broke out when we went into the year not knowing what to expect. He had some defensive troubles that year but he was so good offensively that the league started to realize that he is an incredible hitter.
As the years went on, he became more than just a contact hitter with a high average. He has a little bit of power to his game and he is also clutch. Anderson has had some big moments with his bat and is only getting better as time moves forward.
The White Sox want this guy on their team. He is the face of the franchise at this point and it helps that he is one of their very best players. He made his first All-Star Game in 2021 and probably has many more in his future.
The Chicago White Sox need to make sure Tim Anderson stays with them forever.
Players with this kind of impact both on and off the field don’t come around very often, especially with a very good team around him like the White Sox have. That is why they need to do whatever they can to keep him for as long as they can.
Anderson is under White Sox control through the end of the 2024 season. That means they have him for the next three years at an absolute bargain. Following that, he has a lot of money coming his way if he continues to play the way that he has since the beginning of 2019.
In a recent interview with MLB dot com, Anderson told them that he wants to finish his career with the White Sox. He knows that the future could be very lucrative for him and he wants it to be for the team that drafted and developed him.
That would be amazing for the White Sox and they have no reason not to do so. With the deals that Corey Seager and Marcus Semien got this year, somewhat setting the current market, it is obvious that it will be expensive but he is worth it.
Whether it’s letting the world know that the White Sox have arrived by flipping his bat against the Kansas City Royals, walking off the Field of Dreams Game, or being a perennial MLB All-Star, he is worth every penny. Hopefully, his wants become reality.