3 potential Craig Kimbrel for Jeff McNeil trades to consider

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Jeff McNeil could also land the Chicago White Sox a very good infield prospect.

The Chicago White Sox are in a weird spot with Craig Kimbrel. He is a Hall of Fame reliever that they might have to trade because they can’t use him properly (or at least they are choosing not to). As a result, getting something for him after giving up two good players to get him is something that they need to do if they are going to trade him.

With Jeff McNeil of the New York Mets available, the White Sox might be able to get McNeil and one of their top prospects. One of those top prospects could be Jaylen Palmer. He is currently their number 16 prospect.

The Mets made him a 22nd round draft pick in 2018 and now he is getting close to making his debut. According to his MLB dot com scouting report, his best assets are his power, arm, and speed. They suggest that his MLB ETA is 2022 so he could play this year.

With the addition of Max Scherzer this offseason, the New York Mets have some really good pitching at the top of their rotation. Combining Scherzer with Jacob deGrom, they might have the best 1-2 punch in MLB history. Having an elite closer (if Kimbrel can reach that level again) would really give them a chance to be division champions.