The White Sox had some trade rumors that never came true by the MLB Trade Deadline.
The Chicago White Sox are a good baseball team. When you are a good baseball team, you become a big part of rumors at the trade deadline. Similar to when you are a bad baseball team except instead of being perceived as sellers, you are perceived as buyers. They went into the trade deadline tied for first place with the Cleveland Indians and then went on to win while Cleveland loss to wake up today all alone in first-place.
They didn’t, however, make any trades to make themselves any better on paper. That is probably a good thing because this team is sticking with the process. They don’t need to be trading any of their guys that can be seen as future pieces for players that would come in and spend a year or two with the White Sox. There is a lot of work left to do before this team is a perennial contender but they aren’t that far away.
The Sox are loaded with talent in their starting lineup. They have studs there that are going to continue to be there for the next half-decade or more so supplementing them with more depth talent is important but they need to be smarter with their course of action to do so. They need to make smart trades and free-agent signings and not do something on a whim.
Their pitching rotation has also been pretty good. Lucas Giolito and Dallas Keuchel are absolutely guys you can rely on in big-time situations. Dylan Cease, Reynaldo Lopez, Dane Dunning, and Gio Gonzalez are all capable of having a good start but they would have been more comfortable with having a more battle-tested arm in the mix but that wasn’t in the cards this deadline.
There were plenty of rumors involving the White Sox but it was all for not. Some fans might be mad that the Sox didn’t make any additions but it will end up being good in the long run. These are the three biggest trade rumors that the Sox were a part of that didn’t come true: