3 Chicago White Sox to hesitate on trading this offseason

Vincent Parise
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - AUGUST 18: Lucas Giolito #27 of the Chicago White Sox reacts against the Houston Astros at Guaranteed Rate Field on August 18, 2022 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - AUGUST 18: Lucas Giolito #27 of the Chicago White Sox reacts against the Houston Astros at Guaranteed Rate Field on August 18, 2022 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) /
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Chicago White Sox, Yoan Moncada
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2. Yoan Moncada

The Chicago White Sox should probably give Yoan Moncada one more chance.

Yoan Moncada is in a similar situation as Lucas Giolito. However, Lucas doesn’t make the money that Moncada does which also might make him hard to trade anyway. Even if a team was willing to take a flier on him and his contract, he isn’t worth trading right now.

Like Lucas, he had a very bad 2022 season. He also doesn’t have a track record of being elite like Giolito but he has very good tools that have been on display in the past. If he can get back to the player that he was in 2019 and 2021, he can really help this team win games.

That is also only in reference to his offensive game. He was one of the worst hitters in the American League according to almost every metric. However, he was an elite defensive third baseman which is something that a lot of teams would sign up for.

Inserting someone like Jake Burger at third base would be an upgrade with the bat but a significant downgrade with the glove.

That move isn’t worth it. It is very hard t find guys who can do what Moncada does at the hot corner. If they keep him and he finally puts everything together, the White Sox may be really happy with the result.

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