White Sox fans might not be happy about recent trade rumors for popular first baseman, but the team has to make the right move for the future.
Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu has been linked to recent rumors suggesting the team is in active trade talks regarding his services. Although Abreu has gone on record stating he would like to play for the Sox for his entire career, he could very well be traded this offseason.
While the Sox will enter another rebuilding season in 2018, the team could possibly trade one of its most productive players in Abreu. The 30-year-old is coming off another solid season at the plate and has garnered trade interest from other teams looking for a power hitting first baseman.
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Although many Sox fans might not like to see a trade rumor involving Abreu, the organization has to do what’s best for the future. If they’re able to get some major league ready players along with quality prospects for Abreu, they might have to make a hard decision in trading the veteran clubhouse leader.
The Sox made the difficult decision last year to move on from Chris Sale and were able to get quality prospects in return. This past Summer, the Sox made another difficult decision in not only trading Jose Quintana but sending him across town to the rival Cubs. However, they also got a solid return of prospects by trading him.
Rick Hahn has shown he will wait until the best deal presents itself when making a trade. Sox fans shouldn’t worry about the team not getting a good deal for trading Abreu. If no opposing team can offer the Sox a return worthy of acquiring Abreu, expect the Cuban slugger to start next season on the South Side.