The Chicago White Sox might have to give up some good pitchers in a trade.
The Chicago White Sox could use some help in the outfield. Adding Andrew Benintendi could really go a long way in doing that. It also opens the door for them to try Eloy Jimenez as a designated hitter. They all can hit so if they come up with a roster including all of the outfielders that are awesome hitters, the run-scoring potential is off the charts. After that, it would be about managing them in the lineup and in the field to make sure they are getting the most out of them.
For that reason, trading Jonathan Stiever and Matthew Thompson to the Red Sox in exchange for Andrew Benintendi could work out to be a great move. Boston doesn’t have great pitching depth within the organization anymore but adding two mid-level prospects like this is exactly what they need. Neither of them is likely to become Chris Sale or anything like that but they could become great depth starters for a long time.
Stiever already has some MLB experience with the White Sox so the Red Sox would be able to start developing him at the MLB level right away. As for Thompson, he is the White Sox number seven prospect who has a few years before he is going to make a significant impact. The Red Sox are going to be going through a rebuild that may take a long time so adding two young pitchers like this should really help that along.