3 players the Chicago White Sox gave up on too early

ARLINGTON, TX - JUNE 21: Marcus Semien #2 of the Texas Rangers runs the bases after hitting a two run home run against the Philadelphia Phillies during the eighth inning at Globe Life Field on June 21, 2022 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ron Jenkins/Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, TX - JUNE 21: Marcus Semien #2 of the Texas Rangers runs the bases after hitting a two run home run against the Philadelphia Phillies during the eighth inning at Globe Life Field on June 21, 2022 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ron Jenkins/Getty Images) /
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Rick Hahn has made his fair share of impactful moves as the general manager of the Chicago White Sox. He is responsible for putting the White Sox’s current core together.

His deal with the Boston Red Sox to acquire Michael Kopech and Yoan Moncada for Chris Sale altered the course of the franchise. His trade with the Chicago Cubs that netted him Eloy Jimenez and Dylan Cease for Jose Quintana is legendary.

Adding impactful talent is one of the fun parts of the job. But the other side of the job is having to get rid of players.

This can get tricky. You never want to give up on a player too early. So far this season, Rick Hahn has done a good job getting rid of players at the right time. He has cut ties with Zack Collins (via trade in the offseason), Dallas Keuchel, and Yermin Mercedes.

Keucehl is pitching in the minor leagues, Collins was optioned to Triple-A, and Mercedes was claimed on waivers.

However, every general manager has some moves they wish they could have back. Oftentimes, when a team is in a win-now mode, they are forced to trade young talent.

Hahn’s track record with a contending roster has not been great. Last season, he added Cesar Hernandez, Ryan Tepera, and Craig Kimbrel.

While Tepera was solid, Hernandez and Kimbrel were a disaster. The White Sox were bounced in the ALDS by the Houston Astros. Kimbrel was traded during the offseason and Hernadez was replaced by Josh Harrison.

The White Sox are in a position to add talent at the deadline once again. While it is always good to take advantage of a championship window, you must be careful about who you trade away. Here are three players the White Sox wished they had hung onto:

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