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1 player from each NL Central team for the White Sox to trade for

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Another frustrating day has gone by without any news on if baseball will resume anytime soon. The Chicago White Sox could make trades with teams in any division but now it is time to look at the midwest.

The National League Central Division is one that is very competitive right now. The Chicago White Sox got a healthy dose of each of these teams last season having a series against all of them on top of their annual Crosstown Cup with the Chicago Cubs.

The NL Central hosted three very competitive teams in 2021. With the Cubs making some splashy moves in free agency, the division should be up for grabs once again in 2022.

The Milwaukee Brewers took home the division crown with a 95-67 record. They won it on the backs of a dominant starting rotation, headlined by Cy Young winner Corbin Burnes. They looked like serious contenders heading into the postseason only to be bounced in the NLDS by the eventual World Series Champion Atlanta Braves.

The Cardinals finished second in the division thanks to a second-half surge. The Cardinals rattled off 17 straight victories which earned them a spot in the Wild Card game where they nearly pulled off an upset against the Dodgers.

Unfortunately for them, Chris Taylor ripped out their heart with an extra-innings walk-off home run to end their season.

The Cincinnati Reds ended the season with a respectable 83-79 record. They have a handful of talented players such as Luis Castillo, Joey Votto, Jonathan India, Jesse Winkler, and Engenio Suárez.

The Cubs dismantled their 2016 World Series core but are looking to reload. After trading for Nick Madrigal and Codi Heuer, the Cubs added Wade Miley, Marcus Stroman, Clint Frazier, and Yan Gomes in free agency. Meanwhile, the Pirates resembled a Triple-A team. They have traded off most of their valuable assets are looking to rebuild.

The Chicago White Sox could go for a player from the NL Central via trade.

There are plenty of interesting trades to explore in this division. The Brewers, Reds, and Cardinals could all use a closer like Craig Kimbrel. The Cubs have shown they are comfortable making deals with the White Sox and the Pirates are in a fire sale. Here is one trade the White Sox could make with every team in the NL Central:

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