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.
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: