Rick Hahn left the winter meetings like a boss. He walked in with a veteran roster that would compile an average record in 2017. He left with Yoan Moncada, Michael Kopech, Lucas Giolito, Reynaldo Lopez, and Dane Dunning in his pocket. He also landed a few other flame-throwers as kickers in those deals.
If I’m Hahn, there’s only one thing left to do; and that’s keep going. It sounds like if someone is ready to dance, that’s exactly what he’s going to do:
Hahn is sizing up his first basemen Jose Abreu next.
From the CSN Chicago post:
“We’re extremely open-minded on ways to continue the process that we started,” Hahn said earlier this week, adding that the White Sox “have to make some painful decisions.”
The White Sox have grown tired of never having all the pieces — or even more than a few — to fill the holes created by injury, poor performance, etc. They want to be flush with young talent and essentially have said anything that isn’t nailed down at Guaranteed Rate Field is available with the exceptions of Tim Anderson and Carlos Rodon.
They actually have quite a bit of stuff they can still move if they want to really stockpile the prospect cupboard in Abreu, Todd Frazier, David Robertson, Jose Quintana, and I’m sure I’m forgetting a guy or two.
I say just expedite the re-build, ship these guys off for some lottery tickets (Hahn will get more than just coin-flip prospects for these guys) and play the kids. The White Sox should be a blast by 2019 or 2020.
And if you dare: