3 free agent shortstops who can help the White Sox replace Tim Anderson in 2024

The White Sox have plenty of options available to them in free agent when it comes to stop-gap shortstops.
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Brandon Crawford would be a good stop-gap for the Chicago White Sox.

The Chicago White Sox need as much help as they can get in 2024. If they are going to be a better team than they were in 2023, they need everyone to come together to achieve that common goal. One way to accomplish that would be to bring in a proven winner to help re-shape the expectations in the White Sox's clubhouse and one name that sticks out on the free agent market is Brandon Crawford.

Brandon Crawford is the type of veteran that could really appeal to the White Sox given where they are as an organization right now. He has been in Major League Baseball for 13 years and that is a presence that you can't teach a player from scratch and could really help Chicago through the growing pains they are likely to experience next season.

Crawford spent all 13 of his MLB years with the Giants. There, he had himself a well-decorated tenure which included two World Series championships, three All-Star appearances, four Gold Gloves, and a Silver Slugger. He is a legend in San Fran and the only reason he is even available in free agency is because injuries and Father Time caught up with him as he has averaged just a .625 OPS over the last two seasons.

Now, entering what will be his age 37 season, he is likely looking to finish his career with another team before he finally calls it quits. Bringing Crawford in would be an immediate boost in leadership and experience in the White Sox dugout while not infringing on any plans to call up Montgomery in the future.