Chicago White Sox
Entering the 2016 season, the Indians and the White Sox took similar, yet very different paths. The Tribe inked Rajai Davis to a deal, while the White Sox gave $5 million to Austin Jackson.
One team fired their manager. The other just played in Game 7 of the World Series.
The White Sox enter the 2016 season with the same problem: finding a center fielder. They’ll certainly be patrolling the free-agent wire to find Jackson’s replacement.
There’s always the chance the White Sox take a flyer on a guy with higher upside, such as Carlos Gomez. The former Brewer had a terrible 2016 campaign, and will probably be looking to sign a one-year deal. MLB Trade Rumors speculated Gomez could be looking for something in the $13 million range.
If the Sox are beat out for his services, they better quickly turn to Davis. Chicago has no depth at the position. Finding a center fielder would also allow Adam Eaton to stay in right.
Davis, the reigning AL Stolen Base king has at the very least earned a one-year contract, and he will cost less than $13 million.
Davis signed a $5.25 million contracts before the 2016 season.