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SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 16: Fernando Tatis Jr. #23 of the San Diego Padres taps Mookier Betts #50 of the Los Angeles Dodgers after tagging out on a double play during the first inning of a game at PETCO Park on April 16, 2021 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)
SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 16: Fernando Tatis Jr. #23 of the San Diego Padres taps Mookier Betts #50 of the Los Angeles Dodgers after tagging out on a double play during the first inning of a game at PETCO Park on April 16, 2021 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images) /
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Colorado Rockies

The host of the All-Star Game could make a trade with the Chicago White Sox.

The Rockies are not winning anything anytime soon. They play in the toughest division in the National League and their best player Trevor Story is on his way out the door. A full-scale rebuild seems like it is in the cards for the Rockies.

If that is the case, the White Sox should try and swing a trade for Charlie Blackmon. Blackmon is 35 years old and on the back nine of his career. However, he could provide a good stop gap in right field while the White Sox try and contend. That would also allow them to wait for Oscar Colas and Yolquei Cespedes to develop.

He just exercised his club option to stay with the Rockies but if the White Sox were to trade for him, they would not be tied down long term.

Blackmon is a four-time All-Star, two-time Silver Slugger, and 2017 batting champion. Last season, he hit .270 with 13 home runs and 78 RBIs proving he is still a potent offensive weapon. Since his rookie season, he has hit .270 or higher every season with a lifetime .300 batting average.

While he is up there in age, his defense is still serviceable. He does not have the range he once did but is sure-handed. With Luis Robert in center field, he would not be asked to cover that much ground. During his 11 year career, he has only made seven errors while playing right field. Blackmon would be an excellent option to solve the White Sox problem in the corner outfield.

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