The Chicago White Sox are a team that has underperformed so far this season. However, after sweeping the Detroit Tigers this week, they are now 30-31. That is not the record that they wanted after 61 games but they are in a better spot than a lot of teams in MLB.
There are a lot of ways for the team to really get hot. Part of it is playing the best players that are available to the team. Putting your best foot forward is important. In order for that to happen in 2022, there are some guys that might have to go.
This team has the potential to come back and win the division but they need to start winning a lot. When certain players come back from injury, only the best ones should stay. These are the three players that could be gone by the All-Star Break as a result:
Josh Harrison has no business playing on the Chicago White Sox anymore.
Josh Harrison was signed as a last effort for the Chicago White Sox to fix their big hole at second base. He has not worked out well and he doesn’t even play close to every day anymore. There is no reason for him to be on the roster once they are healthy and he for sure won’t play in AAA.
Since Tim Anderson got hurt, Danny Mendick has taken over for him at shortstop. Not only does he play the infield really well, but he has also started to become a really good hitter. That was his big problem before but that is correcting itself.
When Anderson returns next week, Mendick should be the guy that plays second base instead of going back to AAA. That leaves less room for Harrison on the roster which means that he could be gone sooner than later.