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South Side Sox Slackcast 3 — What to Do With Craig Kimbrel

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The White Sox have a decision to make on a $16 million option for 2022 — and it’s not an easy one.

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We’ve already had a couple of these “Slackchats” before, as sometimes the discussions we have internally among staff are interesting enough to publish.

This time, it mostly centers around the Craig Kimbrel option — whether the White Sox will pick it up, how tradeable Kimbrel is, and the internal conundrum of Eloy vs. Vaughn vs. Sheets.

So here’s a glimpse into the inner workings of a big-league, top-notch, smooth-running, poised and ready, 24/7 Chicago White Sox website — or, in this case, the inner workings of South Side Sox. If you don’t get enough text messaging or IM content in your day already, enjoy!



Poll

Where do you stand on Craig Kimbrel in 2022?

This poll is closed

  • 58%
    Decline $16 million option, pay Kimbrel $1 million buyout.
    (173 votes)
  • 2%
    Accept $16 million option, use Kimbrel as White Sox closer.
    (7 votes)
  • 7%
    Accept $16 million option, use Kimbrel in White Sox bullpen, any capacity.
    (22 votes)
  • 31%
    Accept $16 million option, trade Kimbrel to another team.
    (94 votes)
296 votes total Vote Now