Hayes: The top 10 offseasons in White Sox history

From Dan Hayes at CSN Chicago on January 16, 2015, with SABR member Chris Kamka:

The White Sox have had an incredible offseason as nearly every move made by Rick Hahn, Kenny Williams and Co. has received overwhelming support from the fan base.

Through two trades and five free agent signings, the White Sox have added players who were worth 13.4 Wins Above Replacement last season, according to baseball-reference.com. That staggering total made CSNChicago.com wonder how this offseason stacks up with the rest for the White Sox, who began playing in the American League in 1901.

Though the offseason leading into 2015 is one of the highest amounts of WAR added, ultimately we selected 1915, when the White Sox purchased future Hall of Famer Eddie Collins from Connie Mack’s Philadelphia Athletics for $50,000 as the best offseason in franchise history. At the time it was the highest amount paid for a player and is equal to roughly $1.15 million today.

Read the full article here: http://www.csnchicago.com/white-sox/top-10-offseasons-white-sox-history

Originally published: January 16, 2015. Last Updated: January 16, 2015.