The Chicago White Sox might have to pay a steep price to land a player like this.
The Chicago White Sox are in a position where it may be smart to trade their number one prospect for that final piece. If they added a superstar infielder like Trea Turner to their group, they would become bigger favorites for the American League than they already are. The Houston Astros, Boston Red Sox, Oakland Athletics, and Tampa Bay Rays all believe that as well which they should but the White Sox have just as good of a chance.
That is why if the Washington Nationals wanted Jared Kelley in a deal for Turner, they should do it. If it was a prospect of that level, it could be one for one or maybe with another low-level guy or two but Kelley would be the main return. He, if he sticks around, will be a big part of the White Sox future. However, this is a deal that could put the White Sox over the edge.
As mentioned before, there are a lot of brilliant pitchers in the big White Sox club right now and there are more on the way. It makes Kelley a little more expendable than he would have been in previous years. Washington would be wise to add a prospect like that to the mix as they rebuild.
There are no rumors that attach the White Sox to Turner but if he is available, Rick Hahn should absolutely be making a call to see what’s going on. Regardless of what happens, we can only hope that they do what it takes to better their chances.