Chicago White Sox: Missed out on a big trade chip over weekend
When Nick Madrigal went down for the season earlier in the year, we knew that the Chicago White Sox might target another second baseman on the trade market. One name that was out there was Adam Frazier of the Pittsburgh Pirates. Frazier is a very good second baseman that is having a tremendous year. As exciting as that would have been, the White Sox aren’t going to be landing Frazier as they got some bad news on Sunday night.
Unfortunately, the White Sox lost on that bid as the was traded to the San Diego Padres by the Pirates. The news came right before they were about to start their Sunday Night Baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers. It also came on the day that the Sox announced that Eloy Jimenez was going to return in their series opener on Monday.
If it seems like the Padres get in the way of the White Sox a lot, that is fair. We know about how Manny Machado went there over the White Sox and how they have Fernando Tatis Jr who was White Sox property before the James Shields trade. Now, they have Frazier as they load up for a run to the World Series.
Luckily for the White Sox, unless they meet in that World Series at any point, they will never have to face the Padres this season. They are a good team that is trying to win just like the White Sox. You can get annoyed at them as a fan but they are doing very good work over there. Now, the White Sox need to make a move of their own before Friday’s trade deadline.
The Chicago White Sox are going to be the best version of themselves by the playoffs.
We all know about the Eduardo Escobar rumors from about a month ago and we still don’t know what’s up with that. Trevor Story has been brought up and so has Whit Merrifield. Any of them would be great for the White Sox as they look for just a bit more pop to their lineup. Frazier was the best option but he is gone to the Padres now and there is nothing anyone can do about it.
Regardless of what happens, we can only hope that the Sox do what they feel is necessary to go for a World Series championship. Getting Eloy Jimenez, Luis Robert, and Yasmani Grandal back soon is a great start. Adding another piece or two via trade would help as well. This team is going to be just fine without Adam Frazier.