The Chicago White Sox, as talked about all season long, have made many big mistakes this year. There are a few mistakes that stick out above the rest but a few of them are the major reasons why they will be missing the playoffs this year.
One of the big failures of the season was the 2022 MLB Trade Deadline. Instead of going as sellers or buyers, the White Sox just kind of stood pat with the group that they had which was a mistake in its own right.
The one move that they did make turned out to be a disaster for them too. They traded Reese McGuire to the Boston Red Sox in order to get Jake Diekman for their bullpen.
McGuire was pretty good at keeping runners in check on the base paths as a catcher but they let him go in favor of Seby Zavala. It turned out to be a terrible decision.
Not only would McGuire have helped this team more, but Diekman was also terrible for the White Sox during his time there. He blew the first game in extra innings in that series against the Cleveland Guardians last week and it all went downhill from there.
The Chicago White Sox did not have a good 2022 MLB Trade Deadline.
This team should be ashamed of themselves once again for another terrible mistake. Diekman was horrid but they also didn’t do anything else to better their team either. All of their tradable assets may now leave for nothing and they didn’t acquire any help for this year either.
Oh yeah, they had a seat at the table for Shohei Ohtani who never ended up getting traded. It gets more and more frustrating that they always have a seat at the table but get nothing of value done.
This is a team that is in desperate need of some major upgrades in certain areas and they did nothing to help their present or future.
Plenty of folks deserve blame for this but Rick Hahn is at the top of the mountain. When the rebuild first started, he talked a lot of game about adding talent. Well, outside of the first few trades that he made, he has pretty much done nothing that helped them.
Hopefully, there are some changes that happen during the offseason that allows this team to stop failing at pretty much everything that they do. The 2022 Trade Deadline was a preview of what was going to happen to the White Sox this year.