The Chicago White Sox are having themselves a brilliant season so far. Through the first half, they have dealt with injury after injury. Despite that, they have used pitching and defense to enter the All-Star break in first place of the American League Central by 8.0 games. At 54-35, they have the best winning percentage in the entire AL. It is astonishing what they were able to do with some of the injuries they have had.
Almost all of the significant injuries have come to the starting lineup. Eloy Jimenez has yet to play a game but he will be back soon. Luis Robert is going to come back shortly after him, and Yasmani Grandal should be shortly after that. Of course, those are three significant bats in any Major League lineup.
The Chicago White Sox might look across town for some help on the market.
As a result, the White Sox might want to add some more power to their group. The Chicago Cubs are a team that they could look to for help. They are way out of the playoff race at this point and will be looking to sell off before the deadline. Kris Bryant, Javier Baez, and Anthony Rizzo will be the big names out there but there is another the White Sox might like.
That would be Craig Kimbrel. The White Sox already have Liam Hendriks in the mix but it doesn’t hurt to have multiple great relievers. When the playoffs roll around, you could never have enough pitching in the bullpen. If they were to pull off a deal for him, it might look something like this: