The Chicago White Sox may go as high as Jonathan Stiever for another reliever via trade.
The Chicago White Sox might really take a look at someone like Craig Kimbrel if they feel that they need another late-inning bullpen arm. If that happens, Jonathan Stiever might be the best they can do in a deal for a bat. He is currently thier number four overall prospect and Bryce Bush is their 20th guy. The Cubs wouldn’t get anything better than this for Kimbrel as teams know they are sellers now.
Stiever has made a few appearances for the White Sox in his short career with the organization but it is clear that there is a lot of development left to go. He is listed as the number four guy right now but he may fall just a little bit when others are added. The Cubs haven’t done a great job at drafting and developing young pitching so this might be their chance to add someone they can try again with.
As for Bush, he is just a body the Cubs would be bringing in to see what happens. He is an outfielder that the White Sox drafted in the 33rd round of the 2018 MLB Draft. The fact that he is up to their 20th prospect right now is actually pretty good for him. We all saw what someone like Yermin Mercedes can do from time to time so it is worth the risk if they are just going to cut ties with Kimbrel anyway.