With the addition of Jonathan Lucroy for a year, the Chicago White Sox might be willing to move Zack Collins. He has improved his trade value with a really good spring training. He has been one of Chicago’s best players during the exhibition season. He has a slash of .313/.421/.438 in 38 plate appearances. It is only spring training but it is an incredible improvement from his current MLB numbers. If they did want to trade him because his value is as high as it might ever be, these are three packages that might get it done:
The Chicago White Sox and Chicago Cubs would make good trade partners.
The Chicago White Sox might be wanting someone who can play left field if they permanently move Eloy Jimenez to designated hitter. Kris Bryant would be that perfect player for the White Sox to add in that position. The Chicago Cubs only have one year left with Bryant on his current deal and moving him might be tough right now.
He is going to want a big payday after the season and the Cubs don’t seem interested in giving it to him. The White Sox can absolutely afford it so this trade would be worth it. Bryant is worth more than just Zack Collins so it would take another good prospect, likely a pitcher.
The Cubs could use a catcher. They are likely going to move on from Willson Contreras in the near future too and they already moved Victor Caratini. Collins hitting his ceiling one day would really help them as they try to retool their roster. This is the type of trade that would help out both teams.