Chicago White Sox: Three trade packages for Nolan Arenado

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Trade 1

The Chicago White Sox have a very nice farm system. They are going to have to deplete it over the next few years in order to add pieces needed to make postseason runs. Every elite team does it over time. They have built up their farm from nothing and now it is very good. Some of them have graduated to the Major League level and it is already clear which ones are untouchable as of right now.

Luis Alexander Basabe and Blake Rutherford would be strong prospects to send over to the Colorado Rockies for Arenado. Basabe ranks 7th and Rutherford ranks 8th in the Sox organization. They will be even higher on the list after this year when Luis Robert, Nick Madrigal, and Michael Kopech graduate to the Major League level. These two would be a good duo to package to the Rockies for Arenado.

There might not be a lot of Colorado fans who would be happy with this return, but their hands are tied. Arenado has made it pretty clear that he doesn’t want to be there. Teams know that so it will make it hard to get the haul for him that he is worth. Arenado is one of the very best players in the world and moving him should be easy for the Colorado Rockies, but it has become difficult for them now. Rutherford and Basabe would be a pretty nice return based on the circumstances.

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