The trade deadline is fast approaching. Unlike previous seasons the Chicago White Sox is in a position to add at the deadline. They have a 54-36 record and are eight games up in the division race. 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. However, it is clear the White Sox needs some upgrades to push them over the top. Their struggles against the Astros further empathize that.
A good trade can be the difference between winning and losing the World Series. A bad trade can set an organization back. In 2016, both Chicago teams provided a perfect example of this. The Chicago Cubs added Aroldis Chapman to their bullpen and it pushed them over the top in their quest for the title. Chapman proved to be the missing piece to the roster and helped them win their first World Series since 1908.
The Chicago White Sox needs to be smart at the MLB trade deadline this year.
The White Sox made a splash at the 2016 trade deadline as well. Unfortunately, it did not work out so well for them. They are still kicking themselves for trading Fernado Tatis Jr. for James Shields. Shields was a disaster and finished the season with a 6.77 ERA for the White Sox. Tatis Jr turned into one of the best players in the MLB. The White Sox would like to avoid a similar mistake this time around. Here is one player the White Sox needs to trade for and one trade to avoid: