With the Boston Red Sox adding David Price and Craig Kimbrel, the next big move expected by new general manager Dave Dombrowski is moving the contract of Hanley Ramirez. At last year’s Winter Meetings the Chicago White Sox were one team that was aggressive in adding players throughout the week, and do not be surprised if the White Sox try to make a splash this year as well. With Ramirez on the trade block, the White Sox could be a surprise team to add the slugger.
Chicago has holes to fill potentially at third base, corner outfield, and designated hitter. Adding Ramirez would fill any one of those and provide added protection for Jose Abreu. If the White Sox are also willing to take on more of Ramirez’ contract, might Jackie Bradley Jr. also be included in a swap of sox?
One hypothetical could be sending Adam LaRoche to Boston to fill in at first base, and possibly some prospects. Last season, the White Sox were last in the American League in runs and home runs, despite playing in a hitter-friendly park.
With the Kansas City Royals appearing in back-to-back World Series and the crosstown Cubs dominating headlines, the White Sox need to do something to add offense. This could be a move that would start that rebuilding process.