One of the biggest holes on the Chicago White Sox roster is right field. It is a hole that they have had on their team for a long time and this offseason would be a great time to address it. There are some great options out there but one sticks out above the rest.
There is a chance that the White Sox have a new owner in 2023. That would mean that things could change a lot in terms of spending money on players that can help them take the next step. Following a year like 2022, this would be a great time to make a splash like that.
A signing that would change the entire forecast surrounding the team would be an addition like Aaron Judge. He is on pace right now to have one of the best offensive seasons in the history of the league.
This man might break the American League record for home runs in a season while winning the triple crown. He is currently slashing .316/.419/.701 for an OPS of 1.120. He has 59 home runs (two away from tying the record, three from breaking it) and 127 RBIs.
The Chicago White Sox could use a player like Aaron Judge this off-season.
All of that has compiled him a 9.6 WAR on the season. There is a really good chance that he wins the American League MVP this year. He would be a lock for the award if Shohei Ohtani didn’t exist but even he might not be matching Judge’s impact this year.
He becomes a free agent at the end of this season and has not committed to returning to the New York Yankees. They are not used to seeing people leave them in free agency but this could be one of the rare times. The White Sox would be perfect for him.
Judge would come in and hit in the middle of this lineup that has the likes of Eloy Jimenez, Luis Robert, Tim Anderson, and Andrew Vaughn. If they can all stay healthy, Judge might thrive even more with a team like this.
Guaranteed Rate Field is also a hitter-friendly park so Judge might mash just as well there. He is going to cost a lot of money after the season that he is having but the White Sox could get an even greater return on investment.
They would be foolish not to at least try. All of the big market teams are going to be in on him but few have a greater need for him than the Chicago White Sox. It is time to act like one of those teams and spend some money.