There is always a bit of a risk when you make a trade. You are giving up on an asset to acquire a new one. There is always a chance that what you send away becomes better or more valuable than what you acquired. With that said, an acquisition of Kris Bryant would really be a low-risk/high-reward move. There are a few ways that they could go about it.
For one, they could just wait to see if the Cubs tender him or not. If they don’t, they can just reach out to him and offer him a contract. If they decide to acquire him before that deadline, they probably won’t have to give up that much for him. It might take a mid-level prospect to get him but that would be worth it right now. As long as they don’t give up Michael Kopech, Andrew Vaughn, Nick Madrigal, Garrett Crochet, or Jared Kelley, they should be fine to do it.
Taking a low risk like that could earn them a very high reward. He could turn into the Bryant of old and help the White Sox make a run at the World Series. If he isn’t very good, they wouldn’t have given up much for him to try it out and they can let him go in short order. Either way, it is worth a shot.
Now, we don’t know for sure if he is going to be out of the Cubs organization within the next six weeks for sure but it is certainly a possibility. The White Sox need to be focused on doing whatever they feel makes them a better organization. Of course, another great starter would be great but a good right fielder who can play other positions as well would also be very helpful.