1 player from each NL West team for the White Sox to trade for
Los Angeles Dodgers
It would be interesting to see the Chicago White Sox make a trade with the LA Dodgers.
The Dodgers longtime closer Kenley Jansen is set to hit free agency. If the Dodgers choose not to resign him, they will be in the market for a closer so Craig Kimbrel could be in play.
Despite a horrendous second half with the White Sox, Kimbrel is a statistically better closer than Jansen. The Dodgers have never been afraid to spend money so Kimbrel’s contract likely won’t scare them off either.
Because the Dodgers are gunning for a World Series, realistically the best the White Sox can do in a trade is try and restock their depleted farm system. A potential option is Michael Busch.
Busch is the highest-rated second baseman in the Dodgers farm system. His estimated arrival time in the big leagues is 2022. With Gavin Lux and Jorbit Vivas blocking him on the depth chart, the Dodgers can afford to part ways with him.
Busch is a refined hitter who could easily be inserted into the White Sox lineup. He was one of the best hitters in college baseball heading into the 2019 draft where he was selected 31st. At North Carolina, he showed great patience at the plate and that has transferred to the professional level.
He had a .386 OPB in 2021 to go along with 20 home runs. His defense could use some work, however. According to MLB.com, the Dodgers were impressed with his defensive improvements last season. He could be the White Sox answer at second base.