Chicago White Sox: Three likely players dealt at deadline
Aaron Bummer has had a really good season for the Chicago White Sox so far this season. He is the type of guy a championship team needs really bad. He isn’t the White Sox closer but he is a very valuable middle relief pitcher that can come in and shut the opposition down until they get to the ninth inning. He is a setup man that would be so valuable to a team with a good closer and no guy to do that role properly.
He would also be an awesome addition to just about any bullpen. He has made appearances in 31 games so far this season, and in those 31 games, he has a 1.73 ERA with a 0.881 WHIP. His WAR is at 1.6 which makes up almost his entire career WAR of 1.7. It goes to show you how good of a year he is having.
The 25-year-old might get some calls from other teams looking to go for it. Three teams in the American League East would love to have Bummer’s services for the playoffs and those teams are the New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox, and Tampa Bay Rays. They are all going to fight each other until the playoffs roll around and they might even need to fight each other some more.
If one of those teams or possibly some other team can wow the White Sox with a package for Bummer, they will certainly go for it and send him off to try and win a World Series. He is a fantastic reliever and any team would be lucky to have him.