You can't solve everything with money, but sometimes a good chunk of change can give a team a desperately-needed makeover. The Chicago White Sox must change the atmosphere in the clubhouse and the product on the field. That essential mission is already underway and will really ramp up this offseason.

As expected, owner Jerry Reinsdorf promoted Chris Getz to new senior vice president and general manager. While that decision might not be received with open arms by fans, he will have the opportunity to immediately rejuvenate this sickly franchise.

If you remove Shohei Ohtani from the 2023 free agency pool, which Reinsdorf already has, then the crop of available talent does not look nearly as impressive. Nevertheless, there are multiple players who can address some of the White Sox's biggest needs. The organization is likely to implement a youth movement in-house, so short-term solutions might be most practical to this front office regime.

With the American League Central perpetually mired in mediocrity, it might just take one productive offseason for this woefully underachieving group to get right back in the race. Another dreadful year replete with bad optics means that it is never too soon to dive into the future.

Here are some early free agent targets the White Sox should have on their radar going into the 2023-24 MLB offseason.

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Jordan Hicks, RP

Chicago could pretty much use an upgrade in every aspect of the game. Their weak bullpen is a good place to start. When a team exceeds expectations, many times it's because relievers are stepping up. Stability late in games breeds season-long stability.

However, such consistency might be difficult to attain with a huge “BEWARE” sign practically being hung up above Guaranteed Rate Field. The “culture problem” allegations by former players could make adding talent an uphill battle for Getz. Younger players who are still trying to make a big name for themselves should be more willing to venture into potentially treacherous territory. Enter Jordan Hicks.

The 26-year-old righty knows all too well how it's like playing for an inexplicable underachiever. He posted a 3.67 ERA with the St. Louis Cardinals this season before being traded to the Toronto Blue Jays. Hicks' numbers have dipped a little, but he still has plenty of upside.

His sinker is downright nasty when it's firing, and the control should continue to improve. Chicago has a club option on Liam Hendriks, but even if it exercises it, Jordan Hicks is a welcome addition to the back end of the pen. This is the type of promising MLB asset the White Sox should be pursuing at the onset of this new era.

Mitch Garver, C

The catcher market is very thin this winter. Bringing back Yasmani Grandal shouldn't be an option after such a disappointing last couple seasons. Getz should still be eyeing some extra pop, though, and Mitch Garver has plenty to spare.

Do not forget that the veteran hit an incomprehensible 31 home runs in just 93 games for the Minnesota Twins in 2019 en route to a Silver Slugger season. He has played sparingly with the Texas Rangers the last two years but is still putting up numbers when given the chance.

Garver is batting .273 with 13 bombs (60 games) in 2023 and should be moving on elsewhere now that Jonah Heim has blossomed into an All-Star. The White Sox don't have an immediate answer at catcher, so the 32-year-old power hitter should already be on their radar.

His defense will do little to boost the club's poor rating, but he does help remedy an MLB-worst .296 on-base percentage. Getz and company have to pick their battles here and extend an offer Garver's way.

Lucas Giolito, SP

Let's end this list with a reunion. While targeting a starting pitcher possibly on the decline is a head-scratching move for any franchise, it is the last thing this fan base can take right now. That being said, Lucas Giolito comes with a proven track record in Chicago. He had a solid 3.79 ERA before being dealt to the Los Angeles Angels ahead of the trade deadline.

That brief tenure could not have gone worse for either side, but Giolito has been at his best with the Sox. He just turned 29, so he is definitely young enough to get back on course. The front office has a lot of young pitchers due to come up the next couple seasons, but the rotation could use another veteran right now.

Most importantly, the former All-Star should be much more affordable after his recent struggles. The White Sox are probably interested in any bargain they can get their hands on. A big commitment will turn them away, but for the right price and years Reinsdorf should give his new GM the green light to bring back Giolito.

A lot needs to change, but some familiarity can help ease players and fans into this transition. Chicago has its assignment. Treat this upcoming offseason as a crucial second chance to build a proud and sustainable baseball team.