Chicago White Sox: Is Seung-hwan Oh a good fit?

SAN DIEGO, CA - SEPTEMBER 7: Seung-Hwan Oh /

It’s been a slow start to the Winter Meetings for the White Sox. With holes still needing to be filled, there’s one under-the-radar free agent the White Sox could be interested in.

Every team has been seeking relief pitching in this offseason’s winter meetings. As such, it would make sense that the Chicago White Sox would be following that trend.

In just two days at the Winter Meetings, five relief pitchers have found new homes, with many more to come.

It’s safe to say it won’t be easy to sign a big name reliever, at least this offseason.

That said, a depleted White Sox bullpen that saw several key members shipped away last season will take any help it can get.

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The acquisition of Thyago Vieira will help. However, the White Sox will not, and should not, be in any hurry to bring Vieira up to the big leagues.

Anthony Swarzak, who was traded to Milwaukee in July, is a viable option to bring in, as are former St. Louis Cardinal Juan Nicasio and former Chicago Cub Hector Rondon. But another former Cardinal could be the best fit of the bunch.

Former Cardinals closer Seung-hwan Oh is a great fit for the White Sox. The 35-year old Korean righty has had a successful first two years in the MLB since coming over from Korea in 2015. Oh owns a 2.85 ERA in 139 innings with the Cardinals in 2016-17.

Despite Oh’s success, no talks have centered around him at all this offseason. With 39 saves, 157 strikeouts and just 33 walks combined throughout two seasons, the lack of interest in Oh is truly puzzling.

The White Sox, who may not want to overpay for a reliever, should take full advantage.

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Oh’s brilliant strikeout/walk ratio (4.7:1) should prove that he brings consistency and stability to a young White Sox bullpen. Oh’ s experience as a closer would also prove valuable for the White Sox, who currently lack a pitcher with closing experience.

At 35-years old, Oh also would not cause too much financial burden if he signed in Chicago. Another team friendly contract for a player with a good track record can’t hurt, especially when the South Siders could use one in the bullpen so badly.

With still two more days to go in the winter meetings, the White Sox are going to keep all options open. Making a move on Seung-hwan Oh would make for a solid pickup.