The Chicago White Sox may have more to lose to free agency than they can afford to gain.
With several contracts up at the close of the season, there are several directions the club can go as they prepare to build a contender in 2011. General Manager Kenny Williams has had better success trading for big name (and big price) talent than he's had signing it in recent years. With a lot of salary locked into the starting rotation, coupled with a possible desire to bring back long time first-baseman Paul Konerko, I don't see a lot of big free agent signings.
What kind of player will Williams be this winter? This is a look around the horn on the South Side, what we have at every position, and what positions need to be addressed.