Chicago White Sox: 3 all-time great trades in franchise history

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The 2021 Major League Baseball trade deadline is fast approaching and so far, the Chicago White Sox have not been participants in any big trades. That’s not to say that they aren’t planning to grab someone before the deadline but so far, they are silent. This is even though they have had so many injuries. They have not made a trade with other teams to help bolster their lineup yet but they just might.

However, in the recent past, the White Sox have put together some fantastic trades. These trades have led to team success and one of them helped lead to the 2005 World Series victory.

Making effective trades in Major League Baseball is an art and those that do it well have a lot of success. The White Sox have had their struggles but have hit it big on a few of their trades. Most recently, there are three that have made the team better.

The anatomy of a great trade is simple. Have something someone wants that has something you want, make it as fair as possible (although that doesn’t always happen) and then execute the trade. That’s the path to success. Not everyone succeeds but everyone tries.

The Chicago White Sox have made some very successful trades over the years.

So, without further ado, let’s take a look at the three best trades the White Sox have made in more recent history. We won’t stretch too far back and you should remember the three trades that are being presented. Who was involved? What kind of impact did it have on the team and what was the end result? Let’s find out.