Gavin Sheets made his presence felt for the White Sox in 2021. What role makes the most sense for the left-hander in 2022?
Nice statistical breakdown on the Gavin Sheets season with the Sox. Worth reading IMO
The White Sox added to their middle infield depth, signing second baseman D.J. Burt to a minor league deal.www.soxon35th.com
Sox sign another middle infielder to a minor league contract. I still think that is odd since the Sox have 4 guys - plus Romy Gonzales in the top 20 prospect who are at the AA level or ready to go higher - that they are loading up on middle infield prospect at this same level.
IMO - it is either crazy, or it is a sign the Sox plan to deal some of their middle infield prospects when things resume.
Just sign the damn Cubans already!!!For the second consecutive year, the international signing period has been pushed back. Players that would've typically signed deals on July 2nd of this year will officially put ink to paper on January 15, 2022. The majority of players expected to sign during this period have had agreements with...www.futuresox.com
No one is going to let him pitch another 160 innings like he got away with last year. He will have to be significantly better. I think he has a bounce back in him. He's a control pitcher when he is effective - last year he lost his control -and was ineffective. He can get his control back and his KOs will return. Keuchel has a lot of professional pride - he has the "want to" in getting back to form.For those of us who were wondering/hoping if there could be a Keuchel trade on the horizon, this article might pop that balloon:
Here's the 900lb gorilla catch......However, the problem with that club option is that it’s actually a club/vesting option. It becomes guaranteed if Keuchel pitches at least 160 innings in each of 2021 and 2022. He’s already hit the first of those benchmarks, as he threw 162 innings in 2021. Another season of 160 innings and that $20MM for 2023 becomes guaranteed.
To me, that is a potential trade killer unless the Sox agreed to eat a sizable portion of this mess.
I mean, it was only the 2nd half where he fell apart. He had one bad half of a season after being rock solid in the first half, following up a helluva 2020 COVID shortened campaign.Perhaps the #1 question this offseason, 2nd base aside:
IF we either sign or trade for a FA starter, then this will likely cement the likelihood of Keuchel becoming trade bait. If not, my guess is we'll at the very least start '22 with him in the rotation. Altho it seems ages ago that he was actually our ace during the campaign, it's been only one season removed from this being so. Is there a rebound in the cards for this guy? That's definitely a TBD.
The Sox need him - so I hope he gets back into form. I'm one of those who think he can do it.I mean, it was only the 2nd half where he fell apart. He had one bad half of a season after being rock solid in the first half, following up a helluva 2020 COVID shortened campaign.
People do realize that he's done that before, right? He followed up his Cy Young 2015 season with a 2016 that saw him post a 4.55 ERA and an 86 ERA+. He sort of recovered in the 2nd half of that season after his 1st half was what really resembled his collapse late in 2021. Still, though, he's very capable of doing that again.
Not only isn't he ancient. His pitching style does not rely on velocity and he is totally built to be effective into his mid and possibly even later 30's. I am tired of hearing the Buehrle comparison, but it isn't a bad one pertaining to this topic. Obviously, I'm not expecting him to be effective for THAT long. That's very, very rare. However, expecting that he will bounce back? That is an extremely fair take to put out there.
I would not trade Vaughn or Sheets. Both those guys have star level player ceilings. Crochet is tradeable if the Sox have decided he isn't going to be a starter - ever. I'd keep Crochet.So all you armchair GMs, would you trade any of these guys?
The price of trading for an impact big leaguer is typically promising young talent. Here's who the White Sox could be forced to part with in an offseason trade.www.nbcsports.com
First one's a no-brainer. Trade the mofo already. But the other 8 all bring various skills and potential with their game. I'd say out of this remaining bunch Burger would be the most expendable, possibly followed by Kath.
The article only mentions these 9, but we have other prospects and some who have made brief appearances in the bigs who could be packaged in the right deal, ie Matthew Thompson, Andrew Dalquist, Micker Adolfo, Jimmy Lambert, Jonathan Stiever, among others.