Why a Juan Soto trade makes sense for the Chicago White Sox
A couple of months ago, we came up with three trade packages between the Chicago White Sox and Washington Nationals involving superstar Juan Soto. A lot of people criticized it because it felt so far-fetched because it probably is.
However, the reports are out there about him actually being moved and it makes sense. He is looking for a new contract and has already turned down a lot of money to stay with the Washington Nationals so a trade could very well be discussed.
The White Sox, regardless of what people may think, join the other 29 teams as fits for Juan Soto. He is one of the three best players in Major League Baseball so any team in the league would be a good fit for him.
He would take this good White Sox team and make it even better. They have gotten off to a weird start but they are starting to figure it out (they have the third-best record in the American League since May 1st). Adding someone like this would certainly help them ignite the offense.
The Chicago White Sox makes so much sense for a Juan Soto trade right now.
It is unlikely that the White Sox have the prospect capital to just do it on that alone. They would probably have to give up two or three good players from their MLB roster which is tough to think about but Juan Soto might be one of the only players in the league to consider doing that for.
Miguel Cabrera is the most recent player to reach 3000 hits. The only active player that has a realistic chance to reach that plateau is Juan Soto which tells you everything that you need to know about this guy.
He also fits perfectly on the White Sox for a few extra special reasons. He can be the new right fielder which is a position from which the White Sox have struggled to get production for a long time. He would certainly look good out there with Eloy Jimenez and Luis Robert.
Soto is also a very young player that fits the Chicago White Sox window. However, despite his age, we already know what he can do in the postseason. He is a World Series champion and the Nationals did that in large part to his performance. The Sox need some postseason experience like that.
He is only 23 years old and he already has a batting title and two Silver Sluggers in addition to his postseason success. This is a future Hall of Famer that is about to become available and he is someone to seriously consider kicking the tires on for every team in the league. Unfortunately, it is going to come at a high price which is what makes it incredibly unrealistic.