The 2021 All-Star week served as the perfect window shopping event for White Sox fans. The Chicago White Sox are going to be buyers at the trade deadline and there were plenty of All-Stars who are on the market.
The Chicago White Sox would be smart to consider bringing an available All-Star over.
Eduardo Escobar, Trevor Story, Adam Frazier, Kris Bryant, and Craig Kimbrel are a few big names that are expected to be dealt with before the deadline. This is an unusual position for White Sox fans. In years past the White Sox have been the ones doing the selling before the trade deadline. The last time the White Sox were buyers this time of year, they acquired James Shields. We all know how that turned out.
But this season the White Sox are 54-35 heading into the second half of the season. They are eight games up in the division race and own the best winning percentage in the American League. With Eloy Jimenez and Luis Robert set to return the White Sox could be just a few pieces away from putting the finishing touches on a World Series contender.
As it currently stands the White Sox have the chance to take home a ring. Do they roll the dice with Leuery Garcia at second base, Brian Goodwin in right field, and a shakey bullpen? Could you imagine a lineup with Jose Abreu, Eloy Jimenez, and Trevor Story in the middle of it? Or a bullpen with Craig Kimbrel as the setup man?
The question is, how much is Rick Hahn willing to give up? Odds are they unlikely to trade any big-name prospects. Some All-Stars such as Adam Frazier and Kris Bryant might require a hefty price tag to acquire. All these questions will be answered within the next couple of weeks. With that in mind here are four players from All-Stars weekend that could be traded to the White Sox before the trade deadline: