Chicago White Sox: Potential Trade Bait

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Chris Sale

May 6, 2015; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Chris Sale (49) throws a pitch against the Detroit Tigers during the first inning at U.S Cellular Field. Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

Sale is the one guy that Sox fans do not want to see go. I am not advocating for the Sox to trade him either but he is the one guy who can bring in most and best talent for long term success.

Sale is one of the top 5 pitchers in the game. If he were on the trade market he would be the top commodity over the likes of Johnny Cueto and Cole Hamels. He is the one guy who could and would get the other teams best prospects. He’s under contract for a few more years and it’s a team friendly deal which only enhances his value.

Any and all teams with a shot at making the playoffs would want a guy like Sale on their team so there would be no shortage of suitors. The teams that would have the best shot at landing him would be the Dodgers, Red Sox, Cardinals and Yankees though I don’t think the Yankees have top level prospects. If the Sox could get a package from the Dodgers that include Julio Urias and Corey Seager that would be enough for me.

In terms of replacing Sale it couldn’t be done right away. The Sox could though make some moves in the off-season that could deepen the rotation and hope Carlos Rodon makes the strides to become Sale-esque.

Sox fans what are your thoughts? Should this team sell its assets or should the slide into despair continue on.

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