The Chicago White Sox do not care if you watch their Major League Baseball team during the 2024 season.
That is the only to explain their recent signing of shortstop Paul DeJong. DeJong will likely be the starting shortstop for a White Sox team that will undoubtedly be losing 100 games next season and if there was any doubt to that guess, look no further than the latest trade rumor.
670 The Score’s Bruce Levine predicted in a radio hit with “The Mully and Haugh Show” on Wednesday morning that the White Sox will be trading starting pitcher Dylan Cease and designated hitter Eloy Jimenez this off-season.
The Chicago White Sox are well on track to losing 100 games next season and the team should trade Dylan Cease and Eloy Jimenez this off-season.
There is a growing expectation that the White Sox will trade Cease this off-season. This is a trade that the White Sox need to make considering they are at the very start of their rebuild and are unlikely to sign Cease to a contract extension when he reaches free agency in two years.
Concerning Eloy Jimenez, the case is not as straightforward.
Jimenez, with two club options at the end of his current contract, has the potential to be under team control until 2027. By the time the White Sox reach the end of Jimenez’s deal, the team, assuming the rebuild was successful, should be in a position to contend.
However, with Jimenez entering his prime seasons, there would be no better time than now for the White Sox to trade their designated hitter. Considering the thin free-agent market for position players this winter, there likely would be plenty of trade interest in Jimenez. The Miami Marlins had interest in Jimenez at the trade deadline this past season and considering Jorge Soler is now a free agent, they could circle back on their interest this off-season.