From 1991 to 2014, the White Sox have had a grand total of four different players start at first base on opening day: Frank Thomas (1991-1997, 1999-2000), Greg Norton (1998), Paul Konerko (2001-20
If their overall baseball expenditures are the same as 2014, the White Sox should have at least an extra $4 million for payroll next season.
Not only does he have a longer offseason to enjoy this year, but Marcus Semien also has more reason to revel in it.
Rick Hahn has cash to spend this offseason and it’s partly because of several team-friendly contracts signed in the past two seasons.
When it comes to grading his manager, Rick Hahn took a look at the critical factors that led to a poor record and decided Robin Ventura isn’t going anywhere.