Chicago White Sox should make one last pitch for Kris Bryant
The Chicago White Sox are firmly buyers at the 2021 MLB Trade Deadline. Every team in the league has until 3 PM Central today to make their final trades. It is a hard deadline as teams get ready to make their runs towards the playoffs. One team that might be a perfect trade partner on deadline day is the team across town, the Chicago Cubs. The White Sox should take one more look at Kris Bryant before that ship sails forever.
Bryant would be an absolutely perfect addition to the Chicago White Sox roster right now. They would only be committed to him for the rest of this season which makes him a little bit cheaper than usual which is a good start. He is also a very good hitter that can play almost any position on the infield or the outfield. That is something the White Sox could really use right now.
They already got their second baseman in Cesar Hernandez from the Cleveland Indians. Bryant could fill in any position in case of injury or days off but his primary position on the White Sox would probably be right field. He would look so great out there making plays for the White Sox. He could also bat literally anywhere in the White Sox lineup and have protection before and after him.
The Cubs have already shown that they are serious about selling. They aren’t just selling anyone either. The players that helped break their World Series curse are being sent away if they are on expiring deals. We already saw them trade Anthony Rizzo to the New York Yankees on Thursday night. Bryant seems like he is next.
The Chicago White Sox and Chicago Cubs would make great trade partners.
The White Sox already made a trade with the Cubs this week. In fact, it came early on Thursday when they sent prospect Bailey Horn to the Cubs in exchange for Ryan Tepera. The White Sox needed to bolster up their bullpen before the deadline so they made the deal.
Trades between the White Sox and Cubs shouldn’t be uncommon just because they are from the same city. They aren’t even in the same league let alone the same division. If a trade makes sense for both sides, they should do it. They only play each other in the Crosstown Classic and mean absolutely nothing to each other in any way otherwise.
The White Sox could use someone like Bryant and the Cubs could use future considerations. It would be a great move for both. Maybe they can get something done before we finally reach that 3 PM trade deadline.