The second half of the season is underway and we are officially in trade season. The Chicago White Sox have been linked to Eduardo Escobar with multiple Bob Nightengale reports hinting that a deal was close.
The White Sox has also been linked to Adam Frazier and Trevor Story but nothing has come of it yet. The trade talk has been relatively quiet surrounding the White Sox. As we get deeper into July, expect that to change.
Every couple of years, a blockbuster deal comes along that shocks everyone. In 2009 the Chicago White Sox were a part of one of these when the San Diego Padres traded Jake Peavy to them before the deadline. The White Sox were hovering around .500 and pitching was one of their strong suits. The trade had mixed results but it sent shock waves across the fan base when news broke.
Another bold trade involving the White Sox occurred in 1967. The Boston Red Sox were looking to make a pennant run. They needed an extra bat in their lineup, however, so they dealt 37-year-old Don McMahon to the White Sox for Jerry Adair. McMahon was an excellent reliever who finished the season with a 1.67 ERA. McMahon helped turn the White Sox into a team with one of the best pitching staff in the league.
Will we see any blockbuster deals for the White Sox this year? With the trade deadline, fast approaching there are many ways this can go. These are three different paths that the team could take before the big day: