The Offseason Plan: Third Base
Our positional breakdowns of offseason plans for the White Sox continues with a position that is almost 100% certain to see some changes in 2015. Third base. Ever since Joe Crede's balky back forced him to retire so he could get fat on the farm (I pretend the Minnesota season never happened), third base has been a bit of a black hole for the White Sox. Gordon Beckham, Josh Fields, Omar Vizquel, Mark Teahen, Brent Morel, Brent Lillibridge, Orlando Hudson, Conor Gillaspie, Jeff Keppinger, and now Tyler Saladino and Mike Olt. None have been memorable. The only one that could have been considered good was Kevin Youkilis, and he was only here for a few months. The White Sox haven't had a serviceable third baseman since 2008, which is also the last time they made the playoffs. That's probably somewhat of a coincidence, but not an entire one.