The Chicago White Sox have had a tumultuous season but are still right in the middle of the playoff hunt. So why not enter the Juan Soto Sweepstakes?
That Chicago White Sox had a very dramatic season. There was drama with the players and with their Hall of Famer manager Tony La Russa making a bevy of questionable managerial moves. They are still just two games behind the Minnesota Twins for the AL Central lead and just 2.5 games behind third and final AL Wild Card finish. So why aren’t they with Juan Soto?
The Washington Nationals appear to be able to trade Soto before Tuesday’s 6:00 p.m. ET close, and the St. Louis Cardinals, San Diego Padres and Los Angeles Dodgers are the three teams he considers finalists.
Why aren’t the White Sox entering Juan Soto’s sweepstakes?
Why aren’t the White Sox involved in the Juan Soto Sweepstakes?
The Chicago White Sox have suffered many injuries this season, and the outfield has been no exception. They also had some outfielders who struggled at the plate, so theoretically the White Sox would fit Juan Soto.
But they didn’t suit him for one important reason: prospects.
The White Sox have a prospect MLB.com’s Top 100 in Colson Montgomery at No. 89. The Nationals also want prospects who are MLB-ready or very close to that threshold. None of the White Sox’s top five prospects are in triple-A, and only one of their top 12 is in triple-A.
The simple fact is, the White Sox don’t have the young talent that is healthy either. The White Sox don’t want to trade Dylan Cease and their other top MLB young talent either, so with the staff that the White Sox have, the two clubs just weren’t a good fit.
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