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The White Sox Have Traded for Nomar Mazara for Some Reason

If Mazara is a platoon in RF and at DH in addition to the Sox acquiring Puig or something, good, but this can’t be it.

Late last night, the White Sox made a seemingly underwhelming move to address right field for 2020 when they traded Steele Walker to the Rangers in exchange for Nomar Mazara.

Who knows if the White Sox actually want to win or this is another “buy low and hope you can trade him at the deadline” type of moves. Nomar Mazara can hit righties, but he’s a horrendous fielder and is an overall below-average hitter. To give up your sixth-ranked prospect for a guy like this doesn’t make sense if you’re trying to attain the “sustained success” you’re always telling the media, Rick.

Things have to change. If Mazara is a platoon in RF and at DH in addition to the Sox acquiring Puig or something, good, but this can’t be it. Gerrit Cole just signed a massive contract with the Yankees. It seems like the White Sox asked the Rangers to wait on breaking the Nomar Mazara trade until Cole signed with the Yankees so they wouldn’t be embarrassed. As of now, the top three starting pitchers are off the market. There are also right fielders galore out there that are better than Mazara. The Sox need to act quickly. Otherwise, you can write off the offseason champions or whatever.


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Kevin Kovalovsky
Kevin Kovalovsky
2 years ago

I like White Sox trade for Nomar Mazara. Here’s his career 162 game average stats compared to other potential RF available via trade or FA.

PLAYER AGE BA HR RBI OPS

Mazara 24 .261 24 93 .754
Calhoun 32 .249 23 76 .747
Castellanos 27 .277 22 84 .797
Ozuna 29 .272 26 94 .784
Peterson 27 .233 28 66 .813
Puig 29 .277 25 78 .823

All the other players would have cost the WS a lot more money or trade value in return. Plus, he’s the youngest of all of them.

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