Toronto Blue Jays
The Toronto Blue Jays and Chicago White Sox could have some intense battles soon.
The Blue Jays are in a similar situation as the White Sox but with slightly less talent. They are an up-and-coming team with a mix of exciting young stars and free-agent additions. Vladimir Guerrero Jr has already established himself as one of the MLB’s best players.
Bo Bichette has also turned into an All-Star caliber infielder. Meanwhile, Teoscar Hernandez and George Springer make up a powerful outfield duo that has made the Blue Jays fun to watch.
Their starting rotation is strong. Despite losing the reigning AL Cy Young winner Robbie Ray, the Blue Jays still have Jose Berrios and Kevin Gausman.
All they need is some bullpen help. Their bullpen was a reoccurring issue last season. They ranked 25th in the MLB in fWAR. Craig Kimbrel would provide the playoff experience and late-inning closer that they desperately need.
It will be tough for the White Sox to trade for someone on the Blue Jays major league roster. However, Otto Lopez could be an option. Lopez can play multiple positions including outfield and second base.
He would also allow the White Sox to shed salary by unloading his contract onto the Blue Jays. Lopez hit .315 with 22 stolen bases in Triple-A last season so he could be an interesting player to keep an eye on.