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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