Chicago White Sox: Three trade packages for Zack Wheeler

Vincent Parise
WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 21: Zack Wheeler #45 of the Philadelphia Phillies pitches against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park on September 21, 2020 in Washington, DC. (Photo by G Fiume/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 21: Zack Wheeler #45 of the Philadelphia Phillies pitches against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park on September 21, 2020 in Washington, DC. (Photo by G Fiume/Getty Images) /
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Trade Two

Adding Zack Wheeler would be a tremendous boost to the White Sox starting rotation. They have Lucas Giolito as the ace of the staff and Dallas Keuchel isn’t too shabby behind him. A Zack Wheeler type pitcher inserted behind them would give them one of the best 1-3 trios in all of baseball. It was a big issue in the playoffs when they got to game three in their series against the Oakland Athletic because they didn’t have a plan for that decisive game three.

Dane Dunning is a fantastic young pitcher. The White Sox, however, might be willing to give him up to add more of a sure thing. Wheeler is more of a sure thing than Dunning but Dunning might be able to be a solid pitcher for a long time. He ate up some good innings for the White Sox in 2020 and should be able to keep that up going forward. If the White Sox kept him around that would be awesome but he certainly is a good trade chip after a strong 2020 debut.

There was a point where Micker Adolfo was the number two international prospect behind Eloy Jimenez. Well, since then, Adolfo has dealt with some injuries and that has hurt his stock a little bit. He still has an incredibly high ceiling if he can get healthy, stay healthy, and make it to the Majors. He is currently listed as the White Sox number nine prospect so Philly adding a guy like that would really help them.

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