Overall the offseason has been considered a disappointment by many Chicago White Sox fans. No significant acquisitions were made.
Adding Josh Harrison felt like a lateral move. At best it is a slight upgrade from Cesar Hernandez. The bullpen did improve by adding Kendall Graveman and Joe Kelly to the mix. However, Craig Kimbrel and his bloated contract remain as the White Sox were unable to move him.
Micheal Conforto is still available but it seems unlikely the White Sox will sign him. At this current moment, it looks like the roster is set and Rick Hahn is riding with the guys they’ve got.
Tony La Russa had a message for the fans who are not satisfied with the current roster.
"“Those are probably fans who are not White Sox fans,” Tony La Russa said. “White Sox fans know there are guys in this camp who can handle it.”"
Being able to handle a job is one thing. However, excelling at it is what it is going to take for the White Sox to reach their championship expectations. The White Sox have plenty of firepower. Jose Abreu is as reliable as they come. Lance Lynn was a Cy Young finalist and Luis Robert, Yoan Moncada and Eloy Jimenez are all budding stars.
The Chicago White Sox have a few players on the roster to worry about.
But with all that talent comes question marks. The reason White Sox fans wanted to see some more moves is that there are multiple players on the roster that are simply not reliable. They may be talented but their uneven track record shows they can’t be trusted in 2022.