Chicago White Sox: Potential trade packages for Noah Syndergaard

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Reports on Wednesday indicated that the New York Mets could be willing to deal ace Noah Syndergaard. Could the Chicago White Sox make a move for Thor?

The Chicago White Sox rebuild has transitioned into the phase of buying, apparently.

With reports surfacing on Wednesday that the New York Mets could be interested in dealing ace righty Noah Syndergaard, it’s a topic of discussion if the White Sox could be ready to make a massive move.

Syndergaard is one of the top young pitchers in all of baseball. An established front-of-the-rotation ace, “Thor” would instantly lift the White Sox roster, and progress their rebuild even further.

Syndergaard is under team control until 2022, so a trade would completely hinge on whether the Mets are ready to sell or not.

Additionally, Syndergaard, given his production and control, would come with a huge price tag. The White Sox should probably at least make an effort to acquire the star, but if the asking price is too high, it’d be totally reasonable for Rick Hahn and the front office to pull out.

But as we’ve seen with the Chicago Cubs, it takes a big move or two to make the rebuilding effort come to fruition. Is Syndergaard the guy for the White Sox?

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Before we get started on packages, it’s important to consider that the White Sox are still rebuilding, and therefore they will definitely have some untouchables. The list can’t be too long in order for a deal to be realistic, but the following players will certainly be off the table.

Eloy Jimenez: The White Sox top prospect, the #3 prospect in all of baseball, and the future of the franchise. Yeah, not happening.

Michael Kopech: Another centerpiece of the rebuild, plus out for the season with Tommy Joh Surgery. Wouldn’t be traded anyways, but TJS solidifies his untouchability.

Luis Robert: At the age of it’s its too early to predict just how high Robert’s ceiling is. Plus the $20+ million that the White Sox have committed to him, it just wouldn’t work out.

Dylan Cease: The final untouchable. Kopech 2.0, Cease has just as much of a chance to rise to stardom as any of the other guys on this list. His huge 2018 season and clear path to the majors take him off any trade table.

Now that we’ve got that out of the way, let’s get started.