The Chicago White Sox are a team that is going to take a long look at itself in the mirror. After they hire a manager in the coming days, they are going to address some of the roster issues that plagued them during the 2022 season.
There are a lot of holes to address but there are some issues that went beyond the players. You have to wonder what this team is going to look like when they have a competent manager in the dugout.
It wasn’t a good situation in 2022 as they didn’t have a good offensive approach and it looked like most of the players never actually wanted to be there.
If the situation improves during the offseason because of a new manager and coaching staff, you might see a jump back up for a lot of players. For this reason, they should hesitate on trading these three players:
1. Lucas Giolito
The Chicago White Sox should be wary of trading Lucas Giolito this off-season.
Lucas Giolito is high on a lot of people’s trade lists. That might not be the smartest idea in the world for a variety of reasons.
For one, he was an elite pitcher in 2019, 2020, and 2021. One bad 2022 season with the team the way that it was is not a recipe for success. That is just asking for him to go to another team and dominate again as one of the league’s comeback players of the year.
It’s not like he was even close to being the worst pitcher in the league either. He started to get better again as the season went along too.
With an adjustment made during the offseason, better management, and a better vibe, 2023 could be a big year for him. They should not trade him unless the return is amazing.