The Chicago White Sox have been an incredibly average team so far in 2022. They are .500 with a record of 49-49. They could still go on a run with their next 17 games being against teams below .500 but they need a spark.
Major League Baseball’s trading deadline is on August 2nd so there isn’t much time to improve the team. There are, however, some moves to be made.
The Washington Nationals are possibly going to trade Juan Soto who is one of the best players going in Major League Baseball right now.
The Chicago White Sox are highly unlikely to be the team that lands him for a variety of reasons but it is fun to think about. If they did somehow do the deed, it might look something like this:
The Chicago White Sox would be giving up a lot in any of these propesed trades.
Almost nothing that Washington can get will be enough for Juan Soto. He is literally one of the three best players in the world. You can also argue for him as the number one best player in the world during certain stretches of time.
Giving up Michael Kopech, Yoan Moncada, Colson Montgomery, and Yoelqui Cespedes would be a lot to lose but it could be worth it in the long haul. It might not immediately help the White Sox take a step towards winning the World Series but it would help them over time.
Some people might think offers like this are crazy but it is what it would take to land a player like that. Whoever is the one to land him is going to be taking a huge risk like this as it can go really bad quickly.