Chicago White Sox: Three trade packages for Joc Pederson
The Chicago White Sox have been in Joc Pederson rumors in the past. If those started to come back, these three trades would make sense.
For a little over a year now, the Chicago White Sox has been in trade rumors with Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Joc Pederson. The trade fell through last season but a new wrinkle has been thrown into the mix for this idea. The White Sox still remain as a team with a big need for a right fielder. Now, the Dodgers have an even bigger need to move on from Pederson due to positional needs.
The Dodgers acquired Mookie Betts in a blockbuster three-way trade between them, the Boston Red Sox, and Minnesota Twins. Betts is one of the very best players in the world so the Dodgers are for sure going to use him as a right fielder. That sort of leaves Pederson out of luck unless he changes his position.
The Dodgers had a trade in place with the Los Angeles Angels to send Pederson there. It was put on pause while the Red Sox, Dodgers, and Twins dealt with the messy negotiations of the Betts trade. The Angels then pulled out of the trade, leaving the Dodgers still needing to move him. It would only make sense for another American League team to swoop in.
He would come in and be their right fielder. They currently have Nomar Mazara in that spot, but Pederson would be an upgrade over him. Pederson hit 36 home runs in 2019 and had 74 RBIs with 83 runs scored. He would be a great fit for this team as they head into 2020. These are three trade packages that might get Pederson on the South Side: