The Chicago White Sox are in prime position to win the AL Central, but what if they don’t reach World Series expectations?
The ChiSox are far and away the best team in a top-heavy division, the American League Central. With a number of young, up-and-coming players, several key veterans could be left out in the cold this Winter.
Unless the White Sox make a deep playoff run, expect them to reset many of those moving parts, while keeping their core intact. While Carlos Rodon is expected to be among the White Sox biggest priorities this offseason, as well as extending several of their young core, others won’t be as lucky.
White Sox won’t be bringing back Billy Hamilton
Hamilton, currently on the injured list, is arguably the fastest player in the major leagues. Unfortunately for him, he’s struggled to find a consistent home due to his inability to get on base at a good clip.
The veteran outfielder is an exceptional pinch-runner, and at this point in his career, that’s all he’ll ever be. A general manager as solid as Rick Hahn won’t be foolish and sign Hamilton this offseason, rather using that money elsewhere to build a contender, especially should Chicago fall short of their ultimate goal.