3 Players Who Won't Be on the White Sox Roster Next Season

Larry Rupp
Three Chicago White Sox players who will not be on the roster next season.
Three Chicago White Sox players who will not be on the roster next season. / Quinn Harris/Getty Images

The Chicago White Sox were one of the league's breakout teams in 2020 as they finished the season 35-25 on their way to their first postseason appearance since 2008. Just like any other team, the White Sox head into the offseason with a lot of decisions to make.

With multiple big-name players becoming free agents and various holes to fill across the roster, the White Sox are a team to watch this offseason when it comes to roster moves and transactions. Taking that into account, here are three players who likely won't be on the team next season.

1. Alex Colome, P

Colome is a player that the team needs to decide how much they believe they need him. As he enters free agency, Colome has quietly been one of the most productive closers in the league over the past few seasons. While the team has a solid closing option available in reliever Aaron Bummer (0.96 ERA in 9 & 1/3 innings last season), bringing Colome back would completely solidify their bullpen. In the end, Colome's price tag is likely too high for the White Sox to commit to and they would be smart to use that money to address their needs in the outfield and starting pitcher positions instead.

2. James McCann, C

After signing Yasmani Grandal to a massive four-year, $73 million contract last offseason, it was clear that McCann's time in Chicago was limited. He enters free agency this offseason and will bring a much higher price tag than the White Sox will be able to afford. McCann will be looking to go to a team where he can be the starter and that is not the case in Chicago. While the White Sox would love to bring him back, the circumstances surrounding the situation do not look promising and the right move for the White Sox is to just move on and look to spend the money saved elsewhere.

3. Edwin Encarnacion, DH

Encarnacion is yet another starting player on the team last season that will enter free agency this offseason. While Encarnacion did not have his best season in 2020, as he hit just .157 and struck out 54 times in 44 games, he proved his power is still present by hitting 10 home runs. His price tag in free agency is likely affordable for the White Sox, but the team's top prospect, Andrew Vaughn, is expected to reach the major leagues soon and split time at DH/1B with Jose Abreu. Signing Encarnacion back on a cheap deal to be the team's go-to bat on the bench would be a good move, but Encarnacion will be looking to go to a team where he can be the everyday designated hitter.

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