The Chicago White Sox need help in right field and the best one in all of baseball is available right now according to multiple sources.
The Chicago White Sox have a bunch of rising stars in their organization right now. Some of them are more proven than others but there is no doubt that there are a few candidates to evolve into some of the best players in all of baseball. They are going to be looking to take advantage of that in 2020. This is a winable division for the White Sox but they just need to go out there and do it.
One thing that is a bit of a question mark is right-field. Right now, they are slated to use Nomar Mazara in that role. He is a good player but he might not be the answer to that position in the long term. The thing that makes him expendable is the options for the position in the coming years. There are some strong right fielders that are set to become free agents after this year.
One of those players is Mookie Betts. Mookie Betts is probably the best right fielder in all of baseball right now. He has a batting title, a World Series championship, an MVP, and four all-star appearances in his time with the Boston Red Sox. He would be a great addition to the Chicago White Sox and instantly make them a championship-caliber team.
Betts is, according to multiple sources, available right now via trade. The Red Sox know that he is likely to hit free agency after this season so they are willing to deal him. If the price isn’t too steep for the rental of Betts, the White Sox should make an attempt. One year of his services is not worth a lot of high-end talent but if they could get a contract done ahead of the trade then they should absolutely do it.
Betts is one of the very best players in all of baseball and fits an organizational need. If this move were completed by the White Sox, 2020 would look even better than it already does. If the Red Sox don’t give up Betts for less knowing that he is on an expiring deal, then the White Sox could just wait until next offseason and try to lure him to Chicago for lots of cash. Either way, a Mookie Betts trade anywhere would change a lot about Major League Baseball’s current powers.