Chicago White Sox: 3 insane Craig Kimbrel trades with New York Mets

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The Chicago White Sox could look for players in positions of need going forward.

Another potential deal that could be swung between the White Sox and Mets that could be beneficial to both sides could look like this:

White Sox receive OF Nick Plummer and 2B/OF Carlos Cortes.
Mets receive RHP Craig Kimbrel.

Plummer and Cortes are both left-handed bats that aren’t far away from the MLB level. With the recent acquisitions made via free agency by the Mets, it looks like there may not be adequate playing time available for the two to make an impact on the MLB team.

Plummer is the Mets’ ninth-best prospect and playing in both AA and AAA in 2021, he slashed .280/.415/.479 with 15 home runs and 54 RBIs. He is capable of playing all three outfield positions and has above-average speed.

What is most intriguing about Plummer is that he has shown the ability to get on base, which fits right into the White Sox lineup. He also adds a left-handed bat to a very right-handed White Sox lineup.

Cortes ranks as the Mets’ eleventh best prospect. In 2021, he slashed .257/.332/.487 with 14 home runs and 57 RBIs at the AA level. He doesn’t strike out often and that can play well in the White Sox aggressive lineup. His bat will carry him into some playing time heading into 2022 and the fit is there.