The Chicago White Sox were incredibly dissapointing in 2022. They came in with World Series aspirations. At a minimum, they were expected to win the American League Central with ease. Unfortunately, they were the most shocking (in a bad way) team in the league.
Now, they face an offseason in which they need to make some major changes. It will all start with a manager which they will surely hire over the next week or so. We don’t know for sure who it is going to be but you can bet that it will be someone that some love and some hate.
No matter what though, this new manager will need his or her players to get back to the great play that we know they can get to. Some of these guys have had amazing seasons in the past and can do it again.
It sure would help if Rick Hahn and his staff were able to bring in some more talent. That may come in the form of a trade, the minor league system, or free agency. To be honest, after all of these disappointing offseasons in a row, it would be nice to see them land a premier free agent.
The Chicago White Sox needs to add a premier free agent this off-season.
That hasn’t been the White Sox’s best trait during this rebuild. They got Yasmani Grandal and Dallas Keuchel who each have had some good times but were mostly decisions that don’t look amazing today.
They missed on guys like Bryce Harper, Manny Machado, and Zach Wheeler amongst others who they were heavily invested in. They are one of just a handful of teams that have never given out a 100-million-dollar contract. That is a major problem.
There are some good free agents to pick from this off-season. Guys like Aaron Judge, Carlos Rodon, Trea Turner, and Clayton Kershaw will headline the class but there are some other really good ones to consider as well.
Seeing the White Sox land one of them would be a really nice touch to the team. We know the young core that has been built but a free-agent veteran could really help.
Again, having a seat at the table is nice but it would be nice to see Rick Hahn bring one home. It feels incredibly unlikely for this to happen but it would be nice to be proven wrong in a good way for the first time in a very long time.