The Chicago White Sox are a team that desperately needs to current Major League Baseball lockout to end. They are an elite squad that believes they are in the middle of a World Series winner. In 2021, they won 93 games which were magnificent to watch but everyone wants more.
The only way that they can get more is if they start to win in the postseason. That is only going to happen if they fill in some of the holes that they currently have. Everyone knows that they need a second baseman, an outfielder, and some more pitchers. Every team needs pitchers so the former two are a bit more pressing.
They have some platoon options for right field in Adam Engel, Gavin Sheets, Andrew Vaughn, and Leury Garcia. Garcia can also play second base if need be but he is an ideal 26th man on a roster. Because of this, figuring out second base is key.
One unique way to address the situation is by trading for a great third baseman and moving Yoan Moncada back to second base where he originally started his Major League career. If Yoan was able to continue playing at a very good level at second, it is worth considering.
The Chicago White Sox could really use an elite player like Matt Chapman.
MLB Insider Bruce LeVine went on “Inside The Clubhouse” and named the White Sox as an option for Matt Chapman of the Oakland Athletics. The A’s are probably going to sell off a lot of key pieces in an attempt to rebuild so the White Sox should absolutely make the call. If these two were to make a trade involving Chapman, it might look something like this: