Chicago White Sox: Three trades to vault team into contention

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The Chicago White Sox are red-hot and have found themselves back at .500, just a couple of games out of the playoff picture.

Amazingly enough, the Chicago White Sox are back at .500.

At one point the White Sox were a full seven games under .500, seemingly well out of the playoff picture and likely headed for another long summer of losing and selling.

However, the White Sox have caught fire in the past month-and-a-half, demolishing the competition en route to becoming one of the hottest teams in all of baseball.

Friday night’s game was the peak of the season for the South Siders, as they clobbered the New York Yankees, 10-1. Eloy Jimenez hit two home runs and drove in six, while Lucas Giolito won his eighth=-consecutive start.

The pleasant mix between veteran contributions and young stardom has been the biggest key for the White Sox, who are now well in the American League Wild Card picture.

The White Sox’s next 13 games are all against teams that are above .500, a stretch of the season that will define the direction that the White Sox go in.

If the past two games against the Yankees are an indication of anything, it is that the White Sox have what it takes to hang with some of the best teams in the league. If the White Sox can make it out of the next few weeks above .500, there should be no doubt that the White Sox are a legitimate playoff contender.

Consequently, the White Sox should be in the market to add at the trade deadline for the first time in several seasons. Given the current state of the MLB, which is stacked with selling teams, the White Sox should have no problem finding a trade partner in the coming weeks.

While it might not be the best decision to make a blockbuster-type trade, the White Sox should be interested in making trades to add to the current major league roster, building the team towards playoff contention.

Here are three trades of that nature that the White Sox can make in order to make it a fun next couple of months.

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