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

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The most recent trade between the Chicago White Sox and Chicago Cubs was great.

July 13th, 2017 saw the Chicago White Sox and the Chicago Cubs make a trade that appears to be poised to pay huge dividends with the Sox. Two of the four players acquired in this trade have already shown a lot of promise and could make this one of the best trades in Sox history.

For one player, left-handed pitcher Jose Quintana, the White Sox acquired four. Two of which could easily become all-stars. The four players included right-handed pitcher Dylan Cease, outfielder Eloy Jimenez and infielders Matt Rose and Bryant Flete.

Cease has turned into a particularly good pitcher with some room to grow. He’s dominated the Minnesota Twins. He’s turned in some good performances and looks to be a candidate for the Cy Young Trophy in the not too distant future. Ceases’ ERA since coming up to the White Sox three years ago is 4.64. That is 45 starts into his career where he has recorded 16 wins and 12 losses. The future is bright for Cease.

Another player whose future is bright is Eloy Jimenez, although his path to greatness has taken a slight detour. Named a Silver Slugger in 2020, Jimenez has a lot of potential and the surface has been scratched on what exactly he can do.

Through last season, Jimenez has started 177 games and has a slash line of .321/.527/.848. Things will only get better for Jimenez and the team when he returns from injury. Look for him to be back soon.

The two other players in the trade with the Cubs are currently not on the Sox major league roster. Flete is no longer playing baseball and Rose is no longer in the minor league system. He appears to be out of baseball also. Jose Quintana ended up being a decent addition for the Cubs. This former White Sox and now former Cub is pitching for the Los Angeles Angels as his career continues.

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