Chicago White Sox Rumors: Potential Jose Abreu trades with Dodgers

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Jose Abreu, Chicago White Sox
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Trade Package Number Two: A mixed package

This is probably the most likely package of the three. The White Sox, at this stage in the rebuild, would likely want a mixed package containing both controllable major leaguers and mid-tier prospects.

The White Sox have a massive hole in the outfield. Joc Pederson would be the perfect fit to fill that void. As a power-hitting lefty that can play any outfield position, Pederson would certainly be of the White Sox top priorities in any return.

The 26-year old hit 25 home runs in a crowded Dodgers outfield in 2018. Pederson, given the state of the Dodgers outfield, could be dangled in trades.

The White Sox could certainly be accustomed to have a deal centered off of Pederson, who is a former All-Star.

Next is Mitchell White. The Dodgers seventh-ranked prospect, White had a rough 2018 season. A fringe top-100 guy, White has a upper-90’s fastball, and a deadly slider that give him serious top-of-the-rotation starter.

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The White Sox could take Pederson as the centerpiece, while having White as a project. Anyways, White pitched most of 2018 at Triple-A, and is just months away from being major league-ready.

This deal is clearly more realistic than the last one, as the Dodgers could be okay with parting with Pederson, while giving up a shaky young starter who is blocked at the major league level, and has shown struggles even getting there.

The White Sox would be licking their chops if presented with the opportunity to acquire Pederson, and throwing White in would almost make this a done deal, as long as the Dodgers are willing to part with two promising young players for a one year rental in Abreu.

Last but not least, things are about to get a little crazy.