The Chicago White Sox could certainly use a big-time home run hitter right now.
The Chicago White Sox are one of two teams (the very lowly Detroit Tigers are the other) that have 70 percent or more of their hits as singles. They have a lot of very talented offensive players but they haven’t been hitting the ball over the fence enough.
They haven’t even been hitting enough extra-base hits so far this season. One player that might be able to help them with that is Patrick Wisdom of the Chicago Cubs. He isn’t good at a lot but he is really good at hitting the baseball for power.
If you put him on this team that is loaded with good contact hitters, they would certainly score a lot more runs. He would be going from a hitter-friendly park in Wrigley Field to another one in Guaranteed Rate Field as well which would help.
To get their hands on Wisdom, they would need to trade some good prospects but they wouldn’t need to break the bank to acquire a player over 30. Sean Burke and Jonathan Stiever are both pitchers that could be considered by the Cubs in a trade like this as they need more pitching prospects.
It isn’t a guarantee that they trade Wisdom as he is still under team control but it would be smart to sell him while he is a very good home run hitter. As soon as that part of his game starts to decline, he won’t be very valuable anymore. If the Cubs decide to move on from any of these guys, the White Sox should be involved.