Would you be okay if the White Sox made a trade with the Cubs? Defending World Champions do have a need for more starting pitching.
Rick Hahn has done a great job rebuilding the Chicago White Sox. He’s doing a great job but he’s not done yet. Jose Quintana is one name that keeps popping up. The Cubs are a team that is in need of pitching and Hahn wouldn’t be against making a trade with the crosstown rival.
In an interview with the Chicago Tribune Hahn said he is open to dealing with any of the other 29 teams, including the Cubs. In a similar interview, Jed Hoyer said those kind of trades just don’t happen often. While that may be true, there’s no dismissing the fact Quintana would be valuable to any team. And the Cubs are a team with a solid farm system. So would you as a White Sox fan be okay if Hahn made a deal with the Cubs?
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It doesn’t seem likely to happen but it’s fun to think about. As Hahn pointed out in a separate interview, they’ve done deals within their division. So completing a trade with a team in your city doesn’t seem like a big deal. Especially because you only play them four to six times a year. And if you were to play them more than that, it would be in the World Series.
A trade with the Cubs wouldn’t be the worst thing to happen. As long as the White Sox are getting guys that can contribute to their success. It’s a delicate balance to keep. But when you’re in this organization’s situation, you can’t be picky. If a good deal comes along, you have to be willing to take it. Whether it be a division rival or your crosstown rival. Of course the White Sox would charge a team like the Cubs a premium for any player on their roster.
Rick Hahn’s willingness to make a trade with any team in baseball shows how serious he is about his job. He’s not going to worry about what the media says or what critics will say. His top priority is turning the corner and making this organization great again. And he’s willing to do that by any means necessary. Even if it means striking a deal with one of his biggest rivals.