The Chicago White Sox has two catchers they can use right now but a long term solution might have been made available by a familiar foe.
The Chicago White Sox are going to try and be very active this winter. They have a bunch of targets in free agency but there are going to be guys made available via trade that they can look at. It came out on Friday that the Chicago Cubs might be exploring the idea of trading Willson Contreras. Jeff Passan, ESPN’s baseball insider, was the one who reported it via Twitter. There are a lot of catchers in the free-agent market that they can look at to replace him so the Cubs might actually deal him.
So could the White Sox add Willson Contreras to be the catcher of the future? At 27 years old, he would be a great player to be the catcher long term. James McCann is also there and the two of them could make one of the best duos in the entire league. Willson Contreras is also capable of playing the outfield which is something the White Sox needs.
This is probably a long shot but there is an argument to be made that the White Sox could come up with a package that brings him over. The prime of his career would match the window that the White Sox are trying to open. This could be the type of trade that the White Sox and Cubs make to benefit both teams. Contreras is an All-Star level hitting catcher and the White Sox might greatly benefit if they had a guy like him going forward.
Contreras is also a World Series Champion. The White Sox have little to no playoff experience on their roster right now. It would be wise to bring in a couple of guys who know what it takes to win in big moments. He would be the type of guy who makes a major impact on and off the field. As mentioned before, it might be a long shot but it would be a move that helps the White Sox