The Chicago White Sox would love a boost. There are plenty of ways for them to get that before the trade deadline on August 2nd. However, there is a potential trade out there that is going to send shockwaves across the baseball world.
We don’t know if it is going to get done before the official trade deadline but it seems all but certain that the Washington Nationals are going to trade away Juan Soto over the next year. When a name like that becomes available, the other 29 teams should all be in on it.
Soto is one of the best players in the league and you can make a claim that he is number one. For the White Sox to land a guy like that would change the fortune of their franchise for a very long time. It is unlikely but the latest news coming out of New York could change things.
Everyone expects Juan Soto to be traded for an elite haul of prospects and MLB players. It is fair to assume because of the fact that Soto is so good. However, it sounds like Washington might not be able to get the package that they thought in this deal.
The Chicago White Sox making a move like this would be incredible to see.
The two heaviest hitters in the league right now in terms of winning, financial ability, and room for Soto on their roster are the New York Yankees and New York Mets. Jon Heyman of the New York Post reported that both of those two teams are unwilling to overpay for Soto’s services.
He suggested that neither team is willing to part with their three top prospects. A lot of those players are going to become elite MLB regulars so the Nationals would certainly want that for Soto but they aren’t going to get it. That is the part that could benefit the White Sox.
The Yankees and the Mets each have five or so prospects that would be the White Sox’s number one guy. However, if the Nationals aren’t getting that level of return from teams like the Mets or Yankees, the White Sox could be in the mix.
Chicago would be so smart to give up their top three guys plus an MLB player if they were able to land Soto. The fact that the Yankees and Mets are pulling out of it a bit makes it slightly easier for the other teams in the league to get involved.
Again, it is highly unlike that a deal like this happens for the White Sox. You can even argue that it isn’t the smartest move based on his upcoming contract needs but it is something to think about as a fan. If anything, it is just fun to dream.