The Oakland A’s might want a lot from the Chicago White Sox for Matt Chapman.
The Chicago White Sox has a lot of great young players. Their farm system is one of the worst because a lot of the prospects have graduated to the MLB but that is actually a good sign that they have young talent that has done a good job developing.
If they want Matt Chapman, they might need to give up a lot. Trading Gavin Sheets, Jake Burger, and Sean Burke would absolutely be the definition of giving up a lot. It is something to consider because Chapman would bring even higher hopes to this team.
Sheets hit the ground running when he came up to the MLB in 2021. He mashed in AAA before his well-deserved call-up. When he reached the show, he was incredibly powerful from the left side of the plate. Any young rebuilding team would love to add him to the middle of their order.
Burger and Sheets are very similar. The only difference is that there was enough room for Sheets in 2021. Burger dealt with a lot of injuries that he had to overcome early on and has become a tremendous story in the MLB. A fresh start on a team like the A’s would do him well.
As for Burke, he is a young pitcher that currently ranks 12th in the White Sox organization. He is a right-handed pitcher that has a projected MLB arrival of 2024. The White Sox are pretty deep with starting pitchers (for now) so moving Burke could be worth it if they needed.