The Chicago White Sox are off to a very interesting start to the 2021 season. They are 16-13 and part of a tie for first place in their division. They also have the biggest run differential in the entire American League by a lot. Their starting pitching is dominant and their offense is elite. With all of that in mind, it still feels like something is missing.
It makes sense since Eloy Jimenez and Luis Robert are both going to be out for a while. That might force the White Sox to make a move. The New York Yankees might be the perfect partner for something like this. They are 16-14 after a very bumpy start to the year. Each team has something that the other could use so you have to wonder if they’d consider one of these trade packages:
Trade one sends the Yankees two prospects for someone that they don’t need as much.
Cling Frazier isn’t the perfect player and his playing time is limited for a reason. However, the White Sox needs as much help in the outfield as they can get until Robert and Jimenez come back. It is going to be tough without them but they can make it through with an addition like this. Frazier is also somewhat buried in New York so getting a chance here in Chicago might be very good for him.
The Yankees have struggled to pitch when it isn’t Gerrit Cole on the mound so far his season. Jonathan Stiever is still a very raw prospect that has a lot of work to do but the Yankees might be able to help him. It is looking like the room is running out on the Chicago mound but that is far from the case in the Bronx.
Blake Rutherford was actually given to the White Sox by the Yankees in the Todd Frazier trade. Going back to New York might be a good way for the White Sox to upgrade their outfield. By the time Rutherford has a chance to be in a Major League outfield (if he ever does), the White Sox will be a healthier team (we hope).