Chicago White Sox: 3 trade targets to replace Luis Robert in centerfield

Vincent Parise
CHICAGO - AUGUST 17: Luis Robert #88 of the Chicago White Sox reacts after hitting the second of his two home runs on the night in the eighth inning off of Kyle Funkhouser #36 of the Detroit Tigers on August 17, 2020 at Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Ron Vesely/Getty Images)
CHICAGO - AUGUST 17: Luis Robert #88 of the Chicago White Sox reacts after hitting the second of his two home runs on the night in the eighth inning off of Kyle Funkhouser #36 of the Detroit Tigers on August 17, 2020 at Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Ron Vesely/Getty Images) /
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Chicago White Sox, Kris Bryant
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The Chicago White Sox are in trouble. They are going to miss out on Luis Robert for the next few months. If they are a playoff team down the stretch, he should return eventually so that has to be one of the goals of the organization. With both Robert and Eloy Jimenez both out, it is a daunting task but one they believe can happen. It might help their cause if they make a big move to replace some of that production. These are the three players that they should target via trade:

17. player. 9. . 3B/OF. Chicago Cubs. Kris Bryant

Kris Bryant would help the Chicago White Sox in so many ways for the 2021 season.

The White Sox could really benefit from making a trade with their friends on the north side. The Chicago Cubs have been dealing with a lot over the last few years. They aren’t very good anymore and some of their star players might start to get shipped out as a result. Kris Bryant is used to having his name in trade rumors by now so this one will be no different.

Bryant wouldn’t directly replace Robert in centerfield but he would sure replace some of his offensive production. After some concern following his slow 2020 season, Bryant has been amazing so far in 2021. He is well worth a hefty contract and the White Sox would be smart to get him while they can. They might not pay him after the season but he would surely be helpful for the one year.

Bryant mostly plays left if he is not playing third base so that would be a good spot for him on the White Sox. He certainly isn’t taking Yoan Moncada’s spot at third so left is the best option. That would move someone like Leury Garcia to centerfield. In that case, Andrew Vaughn can split DH duties with Yermin Mercedes again. Some people might be against something like this because of blind hate for Bryant but it would certainly be a great move.

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