What Hawk Harrelson has described as a “bold” offseason by the White Sox has earned critical praise.
Sports Illustrated gave general manager Rick Hahn an A-minus for the way he conducted a busy offseason that saw Jose Abreu, Adam Eaton, Matt Davidson, Felipe Paulino, Scott Downs, Ronald Belisario, Adrien Nieto and Mitchell Boggs added to the team’s 40-man roster. While the White Sox haven’t addressed all their needs, SI gave them the second-highest grade in the majors. The St. Louis Cardinals received an A-plus.
“Chicago still has questions about how much offense it will get at catcher and in the middle infield, but there’s no doubting that general manager Rick Hahn has had a very good winter,” SI’s Joe Lemire wrote.
The Kansas City Royals and San Francisco Giants also received an A-minus.