The Chicago White Sox are going to be very busy this off-season. They have a lot of things that need to be addressed in order to get back on track after being the most disappointing team in the league for the entire year.
Their 81-81 record screams mediocrity in a year in which the pennant was their minimum goal. As a result, things need to be adjusted. They need to hire a new manager soon and then get to work on this roster that has some holes in it.
One of the biggest holes for the last few years has been the position of right field. They have gone the cheap way out or had first baseman out there for the last few years and it has been nothing short of a disaster. It would be nice to see them shock everyone and make a huge splash.
The White Sox are one of just a handful of organizations that have never handed out a contract worth 100 million dollars. Their highest-paid player ever is Yasmani Grandal. Now would be a great time to break that mold that has hurt them for a long time.
The Chicago White Sox needs to make a big splash during the offseason.
A player worth doing that for is Aaron Judge who has spent his entire career up to this point with the New York Yankees. He just broke the American League single-season home run record in 2022 by hitting 62 home runs. Before that, he had many big-time home runs seasons before that too.
The White Sox had Andrew Vaughn as their home run leader with 17. Aaron Judge hit his 17th home run in May. This is the type of player that you break the bank for.
Putting his bat in the lineup surrounded by guys like Eloy Jimenez, Luis Robert, and Andrew Vaughn should help all of those guys take the next step. We know what those guys can do if they reach their potential and adding someone like Judge can help them get there.
Judge also plays a really nice right field defensively as well. That will help the White Sox fill out a lineup offensively while making an upgrade on defense as well which is considered to be just as important right now.
People will disrespect the White Sox but the Yankees have become perennial playoff failures as well. This isn’t the Yankees organization of old. It would be so nice to see a star leave them and come to the White Sox instead of the other way around.