The Chicago White Sox should try and take advantage of the Chicago Cubs in the trade market.
The Chicago White Sox and Chicago Cubs are going in very different directions right now. The White Sox turned the corner of their rebuild in 2020 and were one of the best teams in the American League. The Cubs won their division again but it was by default as the rest of the NL Central got off to a good start. There were trends for the Cubs that showed they were in trouble. The trouble came to the surface when they got to the playoffs and lost to the Miami Marlins in two games.
The Cubs already parted ways with Theo Epstein and are now under the leadership of Jed Hoyer. It is unclear what direction that the Cubs are now going to go in but they can’t keep the same roster that they had in 2020. They decided to tender Kris Bryant for 2021 but declined to do so for Kyle Schwarber and Alber Almora. It isn’t that surprising for Albert Almora but seeing Kyle Scwarber go might be upsetting for a lot of Cubs fans. However, all three of those decisions feel like the right ones for that organization.
The White Sox could go for any of the non-tendered players but they also might be looking to see who is available on the trade market. The Cubs have plenty of ammo on that front as they might be looking to make a little bit of a mini-rebuild out of their roster. Chances are that they won’t trade everyone but that team might look a little different going into 2021. These are the three players the White Sox should realistically go for in trade: