1. Chicago White Sox
The Chicago White Sox should be considered World Series contenders even if they had a disappointing showing this past October. Chicago has made the postseason two years in a row but still doesn’t have a series win to show for it. They’re hungry to change that narrative.
They are as good as anyone in the American League and if there was a time to go all in, it’s now. That being said, the White Sox do not have pockets as deep as the Dodgers or Yankees, so they’re going to have to go for the second tier of free agents like Taylor.
The White Sox traded Nick Madrigal to the Chicago Cubs last season in the Craig Kimbrel deal and opened up a spot at second base. The team does not really have a true second baseman on the roster, opening the door for Taylor to start full time there.
There’s also a bit of a depth issue in the outfield, which is where Taylor can easily fill an important role. If the White Sox find someone to help at second or call someone up, Taylor can still help in the corner outfield spots on a day-to-day basis and take over at short or third if needed.
Even if Carlos Rodon leaves the team, the White Sox still have a solid pitching staff, a good bullpen and a potent lineup. Adding a bat like Taylor would make their offense even more dangerous.
When it comes to former teammates, Taylor is familiar with Yasmani Grandal. The connections never stop!