The White Sox have made the first big splash of the free agency season
They've taken their first step towards rectifying that situation, signing Cuban first baseman Jose Abreu to a six-year contract for $68 million.
That's the largest contract ever given to an international free agent, but it definitely reflects the lofty expectations for Abreu. He's 26 years old, and put on a show at the World Baseball Classic this year, batting .360 with three home runs.
This is a good start for the White Sox, and they've been clearing up a lot of money. Hopefully they don't stop here, and keep trying to bring in some fresh new talent to help bring them back to respectability.