2021 Review: Midseason Acquisitions

Josh and Jim review the Chicago White Sox 2021 midseason acquisitions: Ryan Tepera, Cesar Hernandez, and Craig Kimbrel.

Two of the three didn’t meet expectations playing in a White Sox uniform. How does their poor play influence Rick Hahn’s decision-making this upcoming offseason?

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Regarding Kimbrel’s buyout amount, he actually needed 53 Games Finished (GF), as opposed to Games Pitched (G), in 2021 for it to increase to $2M. Since he only had 43 GF, his buyout remains at $1M.

Trooper Galactus

If he’d reached 55 GF, I think his 2022 option would have been guaranteed. I’m not sure if they pro-rated the GF from 2020, though. Talk about dodging a bullet there.