Chicago White Sox: 3 bold trade deadline predictions

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Chicago White Sox, Eduardo Escobar
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White Sox Trade Evan Marshall For Eduardo Escobar

The Chicago White Sox could really use a player like Eduardo Escobar at second.

It was reported by Bob Nightengale on 670 The Score that a deal for Eduardo Escobar to come to the White Sox in exchange for a relief pitcher was in place. Unfortunately, Escobar suffered a quad injury and the pitcher needed a cortisone shot.

That trade fell through about three weeks ago. That is also around the same time Evan Marshall went down with an elbow injury. Cortisone shots usually go into your joints such as an elbow so it would make sense if he was the pitcher the Diamondbacks wanted.

Marshall has been a solid reliever for the White Sox the past couple of seasons. He posted a sub-three ERA in 2019 and 2020. The Diamondbacks have one of the worst bullpens in baseball. The Diamondbacks are also familiar with Marshall as he played for them from 2014-2016. Perhaps the Diamondbacks will try and resign him next season to stick around.

I am guessing the White Sox would also have to throw in some cash considerations to sweeten the pot. A trade for Marshall and Escobar straight up does not make much sense from the Diamondback standpoint.

Meanwhile, the White Sox needs a second baseman. There have been rumors surrounding a trade to the White Sox for quite some time. He would give the White Sox more power in the lineup and a quality left-handed bat. Out of all the players on the market, he would be the cheapest option. If it only cost the White Sox Evan Marshall and some cash considerations then Rick Hahn would absolutely make that deal.