Chicago White Sox Trade Package
The White Sox have more cap space than the Cubs. However, they also happen to lack the type of major league talent that the Cubs flaunt.
No fear, the White Sox can certainly still make a deal happen. Considering the lack of MLB talent, a deal would start with financial flexibility.
By taking on only $80-million, the White Sox wouldn’t be liable for much more of Stanton’s contract, in addition to his aforementioned opt-out in 2020.
For the Yankees return, they’d definitely still be looking for some power. That power could come in the form of Avisail Garcia, who hit a career-high 19 home runs in just 93 games in 2018.
The White Sox have reportedly already decided to part ways one way or another with Garcia this offseason, and would have absolutely no problem sending him to New York in a deal.
Finishing off the trade would be Nate Jones. Jones is on a team-friendly contract, and despite injuries, has shown the potential to be a shutdown late-inning reliever.
The White Sox and Yankees have a solid trade history when it comes to relief pitching, and its a possibility that the Yankees have already done their homework on Jones. Jones would fit well in a late-inning role, and considering his team-friendly contract, would be a valuable player in any trade, especially in a Stanton trade, as he’d give the Yankees even more financial flexibility.
The only thing in way of a trade is the White Sox willingness to spend their money on Stanton. The White Sox have been linked to high-profile free agents throughout the offseason, and their need for a power bat might not be solved with Stanton, as well as the high financial burden that he’d bring.