The Chicago White Sox making a big trade for Joey Gallo could lead to a deep postseason run.
Micker Adolfo was always seen as a prospect that could crack the White Sox MLB lineup but his chances with the White Sox seem to be diminishing. That doesn’t mean that his chances of being an MLB player at all are diminished. The White Sox just have, when healthy, Eloy Jimenez, Luis Robert, and Yoelqui Cespedes ready to own the outfield for a very long time. Adolfo’s place is probably better off with another team if he proves to be MLB-ready at some point.
Tyler Johnson is a right-handed pitcher that is currently ranked as the White Sox number 19 prospect. It doesn’t appear likely that he will make his way to the White Sox anytime soon so sending him with a top outfield prospect is a good idea of Joey Gallo is coming back in return. If a trade like this was made, there would be no shame if either guy became good in the MLB because that just isn’t going to happen with the White Sox as currently constructed.
The rumor that teams see him as an option is confirmed by Heyman on Monday but there is nothing suggesting that the White Sox are one of those teams. The only thing is that they make as much sense as any team that is going to be in the mix. If the trade to acquire him looked anything like this, they need to do it right away.