We wrap up our tour of possible trades the Chicago White Sox can make with the American League East. The AL East was the most competitive division’s in baseball last season. Three of the five teams made the postseason.
The Tampa Bay Rays continued their recent success by winning 100 games and taking the division. The Boston Red Sox finished second with 92 wins and met the New York Yankees in the AL Wildcard game.
In that game, the Red Sox manhandled the Yankees 6-2 and rode that momentum to the ALCS before falling to the Houston Astros in six games.
The fact that the Yankees made it was astonishing considering the horrible start they got off to. They decided to go all-in at the trade deadline acquiring Joey Gallo, Anthony Rizzo, and Andrew Heany. The Yankees then went on a tear, finishing the season 7-3 to slip into the postseason.
Meanwhile, the Blue Jays are knocking on the door with a young and up-and-coming team. They missed out on a wildcard spot by one game.
The Orioles are the eyesore in the division. They were trotting out Matt Harvey and Rougned Odor which would have been exciting six years ago but now it is just sad.
The Chicago White Sox could make a trade with a couple of AL East teams.
With so many contending teams, the market for Craig Kimbrel’s services should be good in the AL East. The Orioles are rebuilding so the White Sox could poach some valuable pieces from there as well. Overall, the AL East is ripe with trade partners for the Chicago White Sox.
Here is one trade they can make with each team in the division: