Chicago White Sox: Addressing the Nolan Arenado rumors

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The Chicago White Sox have been involved in a trade rumor surrounding Colorado Rockies star third baseman, Nolan Arenado.

The Chicago White Sox have been involved in some rumors all offseason. It has been an eventful offseason for them and now 2020 is a season with expectations as a result. One move that may even put them over the top would be if they added Colorado Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado via a trade. That has been a trade that was rumored to be true by some people. The White Sox even trolled the rumor by tweeting that they have “acquired tacos”.

Later on, some of the biggest names in the baseball insider world have shut down the notion of this rumor being true. They all seem to think that there is no merit to the rumor and they are probably right. It would sure be an exciting move for the White Sox but one that doesn’t make much sense at the same time.

Obviously, Arenado would come in and be the best player on the team. That is saying something because there are some really good players here. Arenado is a third baseman and the White Sox current best player currently plays third base. Yoan Moncada bloomed into one of the best third basemen in the league last season so if the Sox somehow traded for Arenado you would think he moves back to second base.

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It would definitely be a weird move for the organization at this time. It seems like acquiring an elite hitting right fielder would make more sense. Obviously, it would be fun for the White Sox to be a part of a mega-trade like this but it just doesn’t seem likely. Nobody of note has reported it at this point so for now, just assume that there is no way this deal happens. If it somehow does, we can react to it accordingly. Right now it is just time to get excited for the team that is there now to get to Arizona for Spring Training.