From 2012 to 2013, the White Sox dropped 27 games in the standings, thanks to losing 22 more games this past year. The Sox also somehow saw their run differential swing by 197 runs down to -125, the third worst mark in the American League. Needless to say, there will be changes this winter.
The White Sox already filled one of their biggest needs this offseason by inking Cuban slugger Jose Dariel Abreu to a six-year, $68 million contract. Abreu will be replacing the most-likely retiring Paul Konerko at first base and will inject some offense into a lineup that hit just .249/.302/.378 in 2013. Abreu is probably going to be Chicago's lone big move this winter, even with the salaries for Konerko (even if he returns, it wouldn't be at $13.5 million) and Gavin Floyd coming off the books. But aside from Abreu, what did the White Sox even need to do? I'd expect them to sniff around some catching help and maybe a starting pitcher, but that's about it.