These 3 Chicago White Sox free-agents are gone after this year.
1. Mike Clevinger
Mike Clevinger was good for the White Sox in 2023 in terms of pitching. However, he was terrible for them off the field before he ever even threw a pitch. He was under investigation not long after being signed by the White Sox and it was a major distraction.
Yes, he pitched well but this isn't the guy you keep around during a retool or a rebuild. He is not good for this organization. They even tried to get rid of him via waivers at the end of the season but nobody took him. He is as good as gone when the off-season starts.
2. Yasmani Grandal
Yasmani Grandal signed (at the time) the richest contract in the history of the Chicago White Sox. He really only did what he was expected to do at times in 2020 and the second half of 2021. Since then, he has been mostly terrible.
He is certain to either be on another team or retire this off-season. He has been a great Major League catcher in his career but his time is done. He has been very bad for two years in a row now and the White Sox should not be bringing him back.
3. Elvis Andrus
The White Sox thought they'd be getting the Elvis Andrus who finished the 2022 season strong with them. Instead, he was terrible. It ended up not working out with him as the second baseman and there is no chance that he will be brought back in 2024.
Second base remains a problem for the White Sox heading into this off-season. They haven't had a good one in a long time and Andrus is certainly not a long-term option in his mid-30s.