The Chicago White Sox could use some help at the designated hitter position.
If the Chicago White Sox wanted to promise a player to be named later to the New York Yankees for Jay Bruce, it might be an okay idea. Fans probably wouldn’t like it but he is clearly with New York for a reason. He is a 33-year-old veteran that might be able to be the DH for the White Sox right now if they wanted. Andrew Vaughn was going to have that role but now he is going to play left in Eloy Jimenez’s absence.
Bruce doesn’t hit for a high batting average but he does a lot of other things well at the plate. He can hit some home runs and drive in a few if put in a position to succeed. Earlier in his career, he was an MVP-level guy who could impact the game at a high level so you know there was lots of talent there at one point. The White Sox wouldn’t be getting anything close to that player but he could help them in the short term.
The Yankees kind of made him a last-minute add so it wouldn’t cost much. The White Sox throwing them an unnamed player later in the season would be worth taking this risk. Chances are that it wouldn’t even be a prospect that most people have heard of.
None of these trades are a must but they would all be wild and could help each team in different ways. The White Sox could use some outfield or DH help and the Yankees could use some arms to develop a little better. It would be really cool to see these two meet in the playoffs too so let the games begin.