The MLB officially postponed the first week of spring training games, meaning fans will have to wait a little longer for White Sox baseball to return. In the meantime, it’s time to continue our journey across the MLB in search of trade partners for the Chicago White Sox once the lockout ends. Today we visit the National League East.
The National League East presents the perfect mix of teams to trade with for the Chicago White Sox. Out of all the divisions in baseball, the NL East has the most viable trade market for them.
The Phillies need bullpen help, Washington is selling off their assets, and the Marlins and Mets have intriguing names available.
The only team that probably wouldn’t make a deal with them is the World Series Champion, Atlanta Braves. However, there are still trades that could be made with them as well.
The Chicago White Sox could look to make one big trade before we get going.
The NL East was one of the most interesting divisions in baseball last season. The Braves won the division with an underwhelming 88-73 record, despite being plagued with injures and bad luck throughout the season.
The Phillies pitching staff imploded wasting an MVP season from Bryce Harper to land them in second. The biggest storyline was the New York Mets who entered the season with lofty expectations only to go full-blown Mets and underachieve yet again. They added Javier Baez during the trade deadline in the hopes of making a late-season push to no avail.
The Miami Marlins and Washington Nationals rounded out the bottom of the divisions with a pretty pathetic sub 70 win season. They only had a combined 132 wins between the two of them.
Here is one trade candidate the White Sox could target from each team once the lockout resumes: