The MLB offseason is underway with the offseason. The 2022 Chicago White Sox season didn't go according to plan for them and now they are trying to fix it. It is going to take a lot of smart decision-making in addition to some bounce-back efforts to make it right.
There are rumors that they are going to have a similar spending limit as last year but there are also rumors that they are going to cut some salaries. Obviously, you'd want to see them go with the former but nobody actually has a clue what direction this team is going to end up going in.
Of course, the players that are there will have the biggest impact on their ability as a team to bounce back. They were so bad and still found a way to go 81-81 on the year which was good enough for second place in the American League Central.
If guys like Eloy Jimenez, Yoan Moncada, Luis Robert, Andrew Vaughn, Yasmani Grandal, and Tim Anderson are all able to hit the way that we've seen them at their best, they will score lots of runs again. If they can get good pitching again, that will make it even better.
The Chicago White Sox off-season moves are going to be very important.
It is unlikely that they are going to spend a lot of money. Don't expect to see Aaron Judge or Jacob deGrom walk through that door anytime soon. However, they can make smart moves that help thier roster get better before Opening Day. There are also good trades to be made as well.
Could they make a smaller-is splash and sign an old friend like Carlos Rodon? Maybe. It certainly seems like Jose Quintana is more of the White Sox style though. Both signings would help them in different ways. Again, nobody actually knows what they are going to do.
With Pedro Grifol in the mix, the team clearly is going to rely on internal improvement. There is nothing wrong with that but it would be nice to see Rick Hahn and the front office come together and make a few moves that will help this team get better. The 2023 season is big for everyone.