The White Sox Should Steal This Upcoming Free Agent Away From the Twins After the 2020 Season

Jason Schandl
The Chicago White Sox should steal away this upcoming Minnesota Twins free agent next offseason.
The Chicago White Sox should steal away this upcoming Minnesota Twins free agent next offseason. / John McCoy/Getty Images

The AL Central is one of the most competitive divisions in baseball, with three teams having a real shot at winning the division in 2020. It's been a while since the Chicago White Sox have been in the conversation, but they are looking like a serious breakout team.

They need to make sure they don't get complacent as that success comes, though, and that's why they would be wise to steal Trevor May away from the Minnesota Twins when he becomes an unrestricted free agent next offseason.

The White Sox bullpen was largely a middling group in 2019, ranking 15th in the majors by generating 2.7 wins above replacement (WAR). Their collective 4.69 expected fielding-independent pitching (xFIP) was also the 10th-worst in the MLB.

May is more than capable of giving the group a nice boost. He didn't pitch as well in 2019 as his stellar 2.94 ERA might indicate, but his 3.68 skill-interactive ERA (SIERA) wasn't anything to scoff at. He also owns a 3.43 SIERA through his five major league seasons, averaging 10.12 strikeouts to just 2.95 walks per nine innings.

The Twins have a ton of pitchers set to become unrestricted free agents in 2021, so it could be difficult for them to retain May.

Adding a great pitcher to their own bullpen while hurting their division rivals would be a win-win for the White Sox.

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