A haul of lower-tier Chicago White Sox prospects could land them Andrew Benintendi.
The Chicago White Sox have a window here where they can win the World Series. They already look like the undisputed favorite to win the American League Central. That is a big step towards winning the World Series because they will be in the playoffs with home-field advantage. If they can just add some more depth on the bench and to their starting rotation, they should be off to the races.
Andrew Benintendi has World Series-winning experience which is something that is big-time lacked by this White Sox team. They have all the talent in the world but most of them have played in a grand total of three playoff games. Some veteran leadership that has won in the past would go a long way, especially if they aren’t even that old.
The White Sox might be willing to send away a big haul in order to get that type of player. If they did trade away four players, they probably wouldn’t be top-ten White Sox prospects but there is still some quality in this trade package. Blake Rutherford, Jake Burger, Jimmy Lambert, and Seby Zavala are all players who don’t have the highest ceiling but they could be good MLB players. They also all play different positions so the Red Sox would be adding some great depth at all different positions.
If Andrew Benintendi is in fact available, we have no clue what the team acquiring him would need to give up so this is all a guess. Trade one suggests two pitching prospects in Chicago’s top ten, trade two is two position players in Chicago’s top ten, and trade three is a four depth prospects. If the White Sox added someone like Benintendi, there is a good chance that it really improves their depth.