Chicago White Sox: Three trade packages for Joc Pederson

(Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
(Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) /
3 of 4
Chicago White Sox Yoan Moncada
(Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) /

Trade 2

The Chicago White Sox have what they hope will be the future of their infield in place for a long time. They will use Yoan Moncada at third, Tim Anderson at shortstop, Nick Madrigal at second, and Jose Abreu at first. Madrigal has yet to make his MLB debut. It is going to be interesting to see how they handle him coming out of Spring Training but 2020 should be the year that he realizes his dream at some point.

Having that infield set like that for the foreseeable future, giving away some other infielders for a right fielder would be a smart move. The White Sox have Leury Garcia and Danny Mendick in the organization at the MLB level. Garcia might start at second until Madrigal comes in full time and is also the backup at multiple other positions. Mendick is in the same boat, other than being a projected starter.

The Dodgers could use some depth there. They are already a near-perfect team going into 2020, so just adding some more depth could really help in the event of an injury. They are going to be a serious threat to win the World Series. They have two of the five best position players in the world with Betts and of course Cody Bellinger. Garcia and Mendick would be joining a good situation there in Los Angeles. The White Sox may be good but they won’t be as good as the Dodgers.

If those two players are going to be depth guys, they may be better depth guys on a team with World Series aspirations. It could absolutely be worth it for both teams if each side is addressing a need for the current roster.