3. Chicago White Sox
Overall Grade: B-
LF – Melky Cabrera
CF – Adam Eaton
RF – Avisail Garcia
The White Sox had to go to the free agent market to upgrade from Dayan Viciedo who continued to disappoint them. They opted for the often plagued but consistent (I guess you could call that consistent if it’s proven whether or not PED’s created the consistency) Melky Cabrera. Cabrera played well in Toronto last year hitting .301, 16 home runs and 73 RBI’s. His bat will make the lineup and Jose Abreu stronger. His glove adds a bit of depth as well.
Besides Cabrera, Eaton and former Tiger Garcia have to prove themselves. White Sox fans are calling for each of their break out years. Eaton adds speed and a decent stick to the lineup. Garcia just adds the eternal hope that epitomizes the White Sox.
Moving from the north side is utility outfielder Emilio Bonifacio who adds versatility.
Overall, the White Sox need a better outfield to truly be contenders in the long run.