The Chicago White Sox made another huge splash just a day later. They traded Adam Eaton to the Washington Nationals for Lucas Giolito, Reynaldo Lopez, and Dane Dunning. They went from a not so great farm system to one of the best in baseball in less than a day’s worth of time. They added baseball’s number one, three, 30, and 38 prospects in one day between two trades.
Giolito was the number three prospect mentioned before. He struggled big time when he first made it up to Major League Baseball. Well, in 2019, he bloomed into one of the very best pitchers in all of baseball. He has assumed the role as the ace of the White Sox staff and should be that guy for the foreseeable future. He dominated in 2019 and the White Sox are excited to see him potentially get even better.
Reynaldo Lopez has also been a decent pitcher for the White Sox as well. It is still a question as to whether he will be a starter for the Sox in the long term but he might be a really good bullpen piece someday. This trade took what the White Sox did in the Chris Sale trade and made it even better. They added three good starters and an elite position player in such a short amount of trade. Their rebuild was officially off and running after this trade.