The Chicago White Sox could make some good trades for Zack Wheeler if they wanted.
The Chicago White Sox need one more great starting pitcher. Everyone knows that and they are going to look down all avenues to get that position filled this offseason. Last offseason, the White Sox made a hard pitch to Zack Wheeler who was a free agent at the time. He was coming off a really good tenure with the New York Mets so he earned the right to go through free-agency near the top of the list.
The White Sox obviously lost out on his services after he signed a big deal with the Philadelphia Phillies. A big deal was made about the fact that he chose Philly because of the fact that it had local ties to his wife but now it is looking like it may have been a bad decision for him.
According to some reports, the Philadelphia Phillies are in big trouble financially. The COVID-19 pandemic has hit a lot of teams hard but the Phillies seem to be in the most distress. There are some reports out there now that Zack Wheeler offers are being considered by Philadelphia in an attempt to shed salary. The White Sox would still be a great fit for him.
If the White Sox added Wheeler in a trade, they might have all of the leverage based on the reports. The Phillies have since denied the claims that they are taking offers on Wheeler but it is hard to believe them. If the White Sox were able to pry him away, it probably wouldn’t cost that much and he would fit great behind Lucas Giolito and Dallas Keuchel. These are three trades packages that might get it done: