This White Sox AL Central Division rival makes another big trade
The Chicago White Sox already saw the Minnesota Twins be a part of the first trade made by an MLB team in 2022 and it was an interesting one. Now, they are back at it again as they made another trade as they are trying to get better.
Thier latest bit of action came on Sunday. They traded their 2021 first-round draft pick Chase Petty to the Cincinnati Reds for Sonny Gray and Francis Peguero. This is a significant move for the AL Central Division rival.
The Twins were really bad in 2021. In fact, you could probably chalk them up as the most disappointing team in the league based on what we thought they were going to be. Thier pitching was a big part of it as they were able to score a decent amount of runs.
Now, they add Sonny Gray and he is probably their best pitcher now. He was a 3.3 WAR pitcher in 2021 so you know he has the ability to make an impact. It will be interesting to see what he is able to do with the Twins this season as he tries to put together a good season.
Francis Peguero was the other piece that went back to the Twins from the Reds. He is a Minor League player at this moment in time. They are hoping can turn into a good pitcher for them one day. They are clearly trying to add as much pitching for the present and future as they can.
The Chicago White Sox are going to have a new Minnesota Twins pitcher to face.
It was interesting to see the Twins send their 2021 first-round pick over. The Twins making this move clearly shows that they think that 2022 can be something. They were horrid and it is hard to see them getting any better this year.
The White Sox still clearly has the edge on the Twins. Even with Gray, their pitching is not that good at all. They could surprise some people because of the bats that they have in thier lineup but you can’t count on their pitching at all right now.
Chicago is going to be very good but they will have to face the Twins a lot this year so this trade directly impacts them. It is nice to have trade season back in business as the Twins are taking full advantage.