The Chicago White Sox are in a much better position than the Chicago Cubs right now. They have the same record right now but we know the difference between the two organizations. The Cubs are a shell of their former selves and the White Sox are coming out of a long and painful rebuild. You have to wonder if the two teams could work on a trade that meets the needs of each other.
The Chicago Cubs and Chicago White Sox might make decent trade partners.
Anthony Rizzo, Javier Baez, and Kris Bryant are all on expiring contracts right now. Willson Contreras isn’t far behind as he only has 2022 left on his deal. The White Sox may find a use for any of those guys if Rick Hahn wanted to get something extra for this team. These guys are all struggling so far this season based on the expectations that are placed on them.
The only one that is sort of having a good year so far is Bryant. That is also the player that the White Sox would be the best fit for of them all. Bryant is the type of guy who can play multiple positions and a lot of those positions are positions of need for the White Sox. He would be a great left-field replacement for Eloy Jimenez and could play in right when he comes back.
The Cubs and White Sox have made trades in the past so it is certainly possible in the future. This feels like a good time for the two teams to consider something as they head in opposite directions. It would be good, however, if the White Sox didn’t give up top prospects unless the return was absolutely worth it.
One name that might be underrated in terms of trade speculation is Kyle Hendricks. He is a very good pitcher on a team-friendly deal and the White Sox are always going to be looking for starting pitching help going forward. They probably would have to give up a decent amount to get him but it would be well worth it for them.
It isn’t out there as a rumor or anything like that but it would just make a lot of sense. The White Sox are going to be a title contender for a while so they are going to be in the mix when teams are sellers. The Cubs are on the track of being sellers soon. It just depends when they decide to admit it to themselves.