Over the weekend, there was a rumor that came out about the Chicago White Sox interest in Colorado Rockies shortstop, Trevor Story. The original story on this came from Bob Nightengale of USA Today. That may sound weird because the White Sox have Tim Anderson who is an elite shortstop himself. The plan, apparently, would be to have Story come in and be the new second baseman. Of course, Nick Madrigal is out for the season due to injury so it makes sense.
The Chicago White Sox could use another bat like Trevor Story’s via a big trade.
The White Sox have been around trade rumors all summer due to their horrible injury luck. Some infielders have stepped in and played the outfield well but they might want to add someone who can play second base. Story is, as mentioned before, a shortstop but playing second base might be something that he is able to do.
Adam Frazier and Eduardo Escobar are both players who have been mentioned for the past few weeks now but this Trevor Story rumor is new. He is the best player that they are linked to as he is one of the very best players in all of baseball. The Rockies are in full rebuild mode so you never know what they try to pull off. If anything, you would expect a move like this to come after the All-Star break.
The White Sox would have to give up a lot for someone like Trevor Story. If there are any top prospects (or recently graduated prospects to the MLB), you can expect them to be in consideration for a player like this. We saw them trade Nolan Arenado to the St. Louis Cardinals for a rather light return but it is hard to see that happening again. If the White Sox wanted to make this happen, however, they probably have the resources to do so.
Story was snubbed from the National League All-Star Game. It is even more strange than usual snubs because he is the best offensive player on the team hosting the event. You would think that he has a free ride to the mid-summer classic but he won’t be there.
If the White Sox added a bat like this to their lineup and he made the transition to second base, they would instantly be a much better team again. Once they are fully healthy, his addition would be even more noticeable. You would also see him get amped up to play on a contender instead of a bad team like the Rockies. We don’t know yet if this is a bad idea but it is certainly on the table right now.