The Cubs and White Sox have proven that they can make trades in recent years.
Do you think we could get a redo on the Nick Madrigal trade? Not shot. However, the Cubs do have some players the White Sox could be interested in such as David Bote.
The Cubs’ infield depth is crowded with Madrigal and Nico Hoerner at second base, Patrick Wisdom and Christopher Morel at third base, and Sergio Alcántara at shortstop.
Making a trade with the Cubs will be difficult because the Cubs are in young talent acquisition mode. The White Sox farm system is thin. However, trading for Bote is a possibility because of the Cub’s depth chart. Madrigal figures to be their starting second baseman which should slot everybody into a good spot.
Bote would provide flexibility as a utility player or serve as the White Sox everyday second baseman. His best season came in 2019 when he hit .257 with a .784 OPS. He is coming off a down year in 2021, only playing in 97 games.
With slim pickings on the second-base market, he is the only player that is realistic to trade for. However, resorting to David Bote would be a desperate move from White Sox brass. They may be better off with Leury Garcia at second base.