Heading into the offseason, my dream transaction for the Chicago White Sox was to bring Todd Frazier in to play third base. The position has been a weakness for almost a decade and the improvement was sorely needed. One would think that transaction alone would lead me to believe this offseason has been a success. However, the hope for Frazier was also tied in to the belief that if the team were serious enough to go out and trade important pieces for the future, they would also be willing to improve all (or most) of the other weaknesses on the current big league club. Right field, shortstop and designated hitter still remain as positions that are in need of an upgrade, unless the current placeholders improve drastically from last season. Without moves to improve those positions (again, YET), and the upgrades available for only money – not players, it is hard to grade this offseason as a success.
Overall Grade: C-