White Sox: 4 All-Stars that could be traded to Chicago

DENVER, COLORADO - JULY 13: American League All-Stars Whit Merrifield #15 of the Kansas City Royals, Joey Wendle #18 of the Tampa Bay Rays and Tim Anderson #7 of the Chicago White Sox celebrate after defeating the National League team during the 91st MLB All-Star Game presented by Mastercard at Coors Field on July 13, 2021 in Denver, Colorado. The American League team won 5-2. (Photo by Matt Dirksen/Colorado Rockies/Getty Images)
DENVER, COLORADO - JULY 13: American League All-Stars Whit Merrifield #15 of the Kansas City Royals, Joey Wendle #18 of the Tampa Bay Rays and Tim Anderson #7 of the Chicago White Sox celebrate after defeating the National League team during the 91st MLB All-Star Game presented by Mastercard at Coors Field on July 13, 2021 in Denver, Colorado. The American League team won 5-2. (Photo by Matt Dirksen/Colorado Rockies/Getty Images) /
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Chicago White Sox, Eduardo Escobar
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Eduardo Escobar

Eduardo Escobar has been linked to the Chicago White Sox for a few weeks now.

Eduardo Escobar understands that he is going to be traded. The question is to which team? It seems that Escobar is completely aware of the White Sox rumors and that he is probably gone within the coming weeks.

Out of all the All-Star players on the market, Escobar makes the most sense. The White Sox needs a second baseman. While Escobar is primarily a third baseman he is capable of playing second. They also need a left-handed bat and Escobar also fits that description. Finally, they need more power. The White Sox rank just 24th in the MLB in home runs. He checks off that box as well.

Escobar hit 35 bombs in 2019 and already has 20 this season. The trade rumors haven’t bothered him in the slightest. Over his last seven games, he is hitting .318 with a .636 slugging percentage and six RBIs. Having him round out the bottom of the lineup with guys like Jose Abreu and Eloy Jimenez ahead of him could do wonders for this offense. During the All-Star game, he ripped a single to center field.

The White Sox have been engaged with trade talks with the Diamondbacks for a while now. Negotiations stalled when the Diamondbacks asking price was too high. In June the prices are higher because of the extra month of service.

Now that the calendar has flipped to July, the prices for rental players should be more reasonable. Escobar only has one year left on his deal and they are desperate to get something for him before he hits free agency. Out of all the possible additions the White Sox could make, this one makes the most sense for each side.

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