The Chicago White Sox could make one of these trades to make themselves better.
We all know what it felt like when we first heard the news that Chris Sale had been traded. That sunken feeling of having to endure some dark days for a while until the Chicago White Sox could win again. We sat around and waited for it to happen. We eagerly checked MiLB stats of the prospects the team traded for in hopes of signs of development.
Those days of waiting are over as the team is capable of winning it all right now. Well, not quite right now, but the White Sox have the spirit and the leadership to get them there. They are still, however, missing a few pieces that would help give the team that final push towards contention.
And to do that, you need to make a trade or two. Just as Boston fans parted ways with Michael Kopech to get their ace, Sox fans will have to say goodbye to some favorite faces to get that last missing piece. Using MLB The Show 20’s ‘Franchise’ mode, I became Rick Hahn and put together three trade packages that not only patch the team’s holes but help out the trade partner with their issues as well.
Now, The Show’s trade probability meter might not be completely realistic, but it is the best available resource to get an accurate idea. The A.I. program takes into account the player’s age and overall rating maxing out at 99. It also looks at a player’s potential rating from A to F along with a player’s contract status.
Of course, there are a few issues with these trades. Keep in mind that it is a video game artificial intelligence labeling these trades fair for both teams. There comes a certain time in a franchise when the depth you have been building becomes valuable trade pieces and now is that time for the White Sox.