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3 crazy Craig Kimbrel trades for White Sox with the Dodgers

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The Chicago White Sox are a very good team. Part of what makes them have a really good team is their outstanding bullpen. It appears that the depth of their bullpen is going to force Craig Kimbrel out of town. He is clearly not a very good fit with this team right now.

Kimbrel is one of the great closers of all time. However, in the year 2022, Liam Hendriks is better. We know who the main closer is but Kimbrel is incapable of being a setup man. He is a ninth-inning guy through and through. There is nothing wrong with that.

With that in mind, there are a few teams that could get the most out of Kimbrel. One of them is the rather busy Los Angeles Dodgers. They just signed Freddie Freeman to a massive deal which will make them have one of the best lineups of all time. Unfortunately, there is one new hole on their roster.

Kenley Jansen just signed on with the Atlanta Braves. He is going to go there and try to help them defend their crown one year after Jansen’s Dodgers were eliminated by him. There are a few in-house options that the Dodgers could use to replace him but they could also go shopping.

The Chicago White Sox could make a big deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers.

If the White Sox wanted to get a good player back in return, Los Angeles is the place to look. They have so many extra assets that could really be of service to this White Sox team looking to take the next step. These are three trade packages that could make this a reality:

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