The Chicago White Sox haven’t done much of anything this offseason.
Aside from signing veteran starter Mike Clevinger, it’s been a relatively quiet offseason for the South Siders.
Chicago had a disappointing season in 2022, finishing with a .500 record after two consecutive appearances in the postseason.
Despite the team playing in a big market such as Chicago, there really haven’t been many major splashes in free agency.
The most recent major signing came before the 2021 season, when the team signed closer Liam Hendriks to a three-year, $54 million deal.
On Twitter, one White Sox analyst posted a list of the biggest free agent signings from each offseason, and the list doesn’t exactly feature many big names.
White Sox biggest free agent signing, each of the last 10 years pic.twitter.com/cY5bZ6vmkD
— Jay Cuda (@JayCuda) December 14, 2022
White Sox Fans Frustrated With Recent Trend
Obviously, fans on the South Side of Chicago are frustrated with the team’s front office, and rightfully so.
Chicago is one of the bigger markets in professional sports.
Still, the White Sox have not made many big splashes, and that doesn’t exactly bode well for 2023.
The South Siders were right in the thick of the division race for most of the season, but ultimately were buried by the Cleveland Guardians, who have already made some key moves this offseason, signing Josh Bell and Mike Zunino.
Fans were certainly hoping for a little more this offseason, and so far, they have been quite disappointed with the results.
The recent trend does not bode well for the South Siders as the 2023 season looms.
If the team wants to compete with the Guardians, some moves are going to have to be made soon.