The Chicago White Sox could really use Jake Burger as a trade chip this month.
The Chicago White Sox might be even deeper as an organization with their bats than they are the pitching. One example of that has been the emergence of Jake Burger. He was dealing with some serious injuries since being drafted by the White Sox in the first round. We always knew that he was incredibly talented but he could never be on the field. In 2021, he has proved a lot of people wrong to get to the MLB.
He wasn’t figured into the 2021 plans but injuries have allowed him to make his mark. He deserved it with the way that he was playing in AAA before the White Sox finally called him up. Once they are healthy, however, it is hard to see where he fits into the lineup. That is why they might trade him when the time is right.
If they can send Jake Burger and Blake Rutherford to the Cubs, it would be a solid trade for both sides. Rutherford is an outfield prospect that still needs his chance and Burger can play third base. Each of those are things that would be left behind by Kris Bryant so it makes perfect sense. Seeing the White Sox lose Burger would be less than ideal but he would get a much better opportunity there.