The Chicago White Sox play in a rather weak division. The AL Central had three really good teams in the short 2020 seasons as the White Sox were competitive along with the Minnesota Twins and Cleveland Indians but it hasn’t been the same since.
In 2021, the White Sox dominated everyone and no team came close to them. This year, nobody has been able to start pulling away yet. One team eventually will and we can only hope that it is the White Sox.
The Kansas City Royals put up a fight in this recent series with the White Sox but they are not a good team just yet. The future might be bright there but it is going to take some more time. The Detroit Tigers came in with expectations but have gotten off to an abysmal start and now the expectations are much lower.
Chicago can make a push in the division but they need to see their best players start playing like it on a consistent basis. It is going to happen eventually (we hope) but there is a lot of work to still be put in. This team is way too good to just give up on them because of a mediocre month.
The Chicago White Sox could fill some needs in the lineup with a big trade.
Trading within the division seems unlikely but it is nowhere near impossible. The White Sox literally made a trade with Cleveland last season and they were in first and second place. This year, the White Sox can look within the division again for some help. These are three trades with a division rival that fill a need: