White Sox agree to trade sending Chris Sale to Boston. Yoan Moncada, Michael Kopech and two other prospects will head to Chicago. Ken Rosenthal reports.
The Chris Sale saga has ended. Ken Rosenthal reports the Chicago White Sox have agreed to trade their dominant lefty to the Boston Red Sox. In return, they will receive Yoan Moncada and Michael Kopech. The White Sox will also receive two other prospects. Sale was 17-10 with a 3.34 ERA last season.
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Moncada is a third baseman, who appeared in eight games for Boston. Kopech on the other hand has not yet made his major league debut. He is 20-years-old and should have some upside for this team once he fully develops.
This is the first step in the White Sox rebuilding process. It was speculated for months that this team would move their ace. It will be interesting to see what other moves this team makes as the offseason moves on.
This team has a lot of other tradable assets and this could just be the beginning. Todd Frazier and David Robertson came up as other guys who could be moved for prospects. With this trade it seems the White Sox are content on rebuilding, so it shouldn’t be a surprise if they make additional moves.
Until then, the discussion will begin on if Rick Hahn and Kenny Williams got enough in return for the Cy Young contender. We’ll have more information once we find out who the other two prospects are and we get the full details on the trade.