The Chicago White Sox needs to make moves this offseason. With a long-anticipated MLB work stoppage underway, the free agency just got a whole lot more complicated for general managers across the league. There is no end in sight to this thing which means that free agency could potentially drag into when pitchers and catchers report for spring training.
This is especially problematic for teams like the Chicago White Sox who are in an arms race to become a World Series contender. After winning the division and hen getting bounced in the ALDS, the White Sox are poised to take the next step this season. They cannot accomplish this unless some glaring holes are addressed. Specifically second base, right field, and some more pitching depth.
The White Sox have already missed out on most of the big profile middle infielders. Perhaps a solution could can via the trade route. The White Sox have plenty of assets they can move. With the designated hitter expected to come to the National League, it makes a few pieces they have even more appealing.
There are a lot of teams in the National League that could really use some help if the designated hitter does in fact come. A lot of teams might look towards deep American league teams to get someone to come and fill that position. It is a game-changing rule change if it does happen.
The Chicago White Sox could trade someone to the National League to be a DH.
Rebuilding teams such as the Colorado Rockies, Arizona Diamondbacks, or Pittsburgh Pirates could be interested in some of the White Sox young talent. Here are three potential trade candidates: