Catcher Yasmani Grandal signs 4-year, $73 million Chicago White Sox deal


The veteran catcher should greatly improve the White Sox both at the plate and behind it. Though Sox catcher James McCann made the AL All-Star team, White Sox catchers hit .241/.304/.429 and totaled 0.8 wins above replacement per Fangraphs, tied for eighth-worst in baseball. The Sox finished third in the AL Central, winning just 72 games. They have not made the playoffs since 2008, which Executive Vice President Ken Williams believes will change with Grandal.

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