The Chicago White Sox are getting ready to try and have a September to remember. They enter it 5.0 games out of first place in the AL Central and it is incredibly unlikely that they come back. However, you know that they are going to try.
Manager Tony La Russa is going to be out indefinitely while he figures out some medical stuff with his doctors in Arizona. Things are not going to be easy but you’d like to see the organization put its best foot forward.
That idea didn’t get off on the best foot as they made their two September call-ups on Thursday. They called up Matt Foster and Adam Haseley which is a very underwhelming decision. Foster is an okay pitcher and Haseley is best known for taking Danny Mendick out for the season.
Neither of them is going to get the White Sox over the edge. It would have been much more fun to see them bring someone in from Project Birmingham or Jake Burger (when healthy) but they chose the two most vanilla options they could.
The Chicago White Sox didn’t make any exciting September call-ups this year.
This season is pretty much over as it is so bringing in someone from AA is probably a bad idea but it would be more exciting than Adam Haseley or Matt Foster. If Jake Burger would have been the position player, this would have felt a lot more smooth but injuries have hindered him.
The White Sox kick off September with a series finale against the Kansas City Royals on Youtube. It should be a fun game but the White Sox need to win so many games in order to even have a chance.
They might make more moves as September moves along but the first set of moves is incredibly underwhelming. We know what we are going to get from the two guys that were called up which is far less exciting than the unknown of someone else.
The Jake Burger discussion is a conversation too. He is still amongst the team leaders in home runs at Guaranteed Rate Field this season and he hasn’t played in months. This is a lineup that could really use his power and his spark.
The third baseman ahead of Jake on the chart is Yoan Moncada and he is on the Injured List as well. It is a strange set of decisions that they made but we can only hope that everything works out in the end for them.
Burger, as mentioned before, is also injured like Moncada but he hasn’t been the entire second half of the season while in Charlotte. It makes you wonder if he would get called up anyway. Hopefully, he gets back soon enough.