The Chicago White Sox are into the offseason now along with all of Major League Baseball. There have been some big moves made already but nothing compared to what is going to come for this league. The hot stove is cooking with fire now.
For the White Sox, nobody expects them to do much because they are the Chicago White Sox. Jerry Reinsdorf (from a sports point of view) is one of the worst owners in all of sports. He is cheap and Rick Hahn's staff is handcuffed by it.
That will likely be the main reason that they stay away from guys like Aaron Judge, Trea Turner, or Carlos Rodon who could all be used by the White Sox based on the current holes that they have. It is honestly kind of sad that this core that they have built is likely going to be wasted.
They did make one signing already though and it is just the kind of signing you'd expect. Left-handed pitcher Nate Fisher is headed to the White Sox organization on a minor-league deal. He debuted with the New York Mets last season and will get an invite to spring training with the White Sox.
The Chicago White Sox signed Nate Fisher to a minor league contract.
It is a really nice story for Fisher. He finally made his MLB debut in 2022 and it came with an elite team like the Mets. He pitched in 3.0 innings where he had a strikeout and didn't give up a single hit. It was a short stint obviously but one that finally came at 26 years old.
His story is actually quite interesting. He left baseball to become a banker in 2020 because of the uncertainty that COVID-19 brought to the world. He continued to be a banker until halfway through the 2021 season when he signed with the Seattle Mariners organization.
He has pitched really well in the minor leagues since then and now is looking to keep that up. If anything, he can help White Sox players in the minors grow their game and impact the organization in a positive way.
If it wasn't the White Sox, people would love this trade. So for that reason, it is okay to be happy for Fisher and his family. We just have to hope that the team does so much more to try and improve their chances for the 2023 season and beyond. It doesn't feel likely but it is possible.