The Chicago White Sox and New York Yankees are both coming out of spring training with high expectations. If either of them won the American League pennant or potentially even the World Series later this year, not a single person would be surprised. They could, however, help each other out and make a big trade right before the season starts. There are no rumors or anything like that but each team has something that the other might want right now. These are three trades for them to consider:
The Chicago White Sox needs some help in left field for right now.
If the New York Yankees were willing to send Mike Tauchman to the Chicago White Sox for a borderline roster piece and depth prospect, the White Sox should consider it. They are very deep in their outfield right now so they might be willing to move somebody in order to get something small in return. The White Sox need someone good to play left field (thanks to the Eloy Jimenez injury) and they have a few things that the Yankees might be able to use to their advantage.
Reynaldo Lopez clearly needs a change of scenery. He might be able to go to New York and turn things around because it isn’t working here in Chicago. Every other young pitcher on the rise has passed him up on the depth chart and that led to him being optioned. He lost the job as the fifth starter to Carlos Rodon during spring training so it isn’t looking good for him there.
The Yankees, however, aren’t as deep as the White Sox in their starting rotation. Gerrit Cole is awesome but after him comes to a bunch of question marks. It would be very interesting to see what Reynaldo Lopez might be able to do if he goes and gets some innings there. Tyler Johnson would play in their minor league system and get a chance in spring training 2022.