By: Marcos Sandoval
The Chicago White Sox are a few years from contending. In order to do so they have to start making moves. And so far, it's been ok.
The White Sox have traded C Omar Narvaez for RHP Alexander Colome from the Seattle Mariners. Narvaez, 26, for most of the 2018 season was the starting catcher for the team. A decent 6 or 7 hole batter with a below average defensive ability Narvaez was most likely brought in to replace the whole left by Mike Zunino.
1B Matt Davidson and RF Avisail Garcia have elected free agency while resigning Leury Garcia. Losing Davidson and A.Garcia could be seen as big blows for the Southsiders. Matt Davidson started his career with the Diamondbacks but established himself in Chicago. While A.Garcia, at times, has been one of the few shining stars of an underperforming team.
SP Noah Syndergaard to the White Sox for OF Luis Alexander Basabe and other prospects to be named later to the Mets.
White Sox need starting pitchers and the Mets need outfielders. After losing Jay Bruce and Jared Kalenic, their No.3 Prospect, in the Cano/Diaz trade, the Mets are in need of some reinforcements. The White Sox already have established team members such as Delmonico and Engel but also have talent that are rising at an alarming rate in Eloy Jimenez and Luis Robert. So trading Basabe may be the best for both parties.
1B Paul Goldschmidt to the White Sox for Daniel Palka or Nicky Delmonico to the Diamondbacks.
A trade for Goldie won't be cheap or easy. The white Sox do have Abreu at 1st, who is good, but Goldschmidt is better. Both defensively and offensively, Goldschmidt can provide assistance. With Goldie being a free agent in 2020, it could be worth to lock him up on a hefty contract right now. The White Sox could definitely afford it.