Adding Blake Snell would be a genius move for the Chicago White Sox.
For the past few seasons, Blake Snell has been one of the best pitchers in the American League. He was with the Tampa Bay Rays in many good seasons, including this past one where they made it all the way to the World Series. Well, now the offseason is here, and apparently, he is on the trade block. He might not be their best pitcher anymore nor would he be the best on the Chicago White Sox. With that said, they should still consider him if he is available.
Snell would come in and either be their number two or number three guy right away. If you mix him in with Lucas Giolito and Dallas Keuchel, you have one of the best 1-3 starting rotations in all of baseball. With guys like Dane Dunning, Michael Kopech, Dylan Cease, and Reynaldo Lopez amongst others possibly there to compete for the four and five spots, you could develop one of the best rotations in all of baseball.
The White Sox were so desperate for a great number three starter in 2020 but they stayed the course. That was a big reason they lost the rubber match against the Oakland Athletics in the playoffs. If they were to add a pitcher like Snell this offseason, they would be doing themselves a great service.
In his career, he has won an ERA title, Cy Young Award, AL Pennant, and been an American League All-Star. He might cost a fair amount in a trade but the White Sox have a few things they can spare to get a pitcher like that. These are three trade packages for Blake Snell: