By: Will Farlow
The Chicago White Sox had a tough loss tonight against the Chicago Cubs. Fans expected trades of players in contract years to happen to improve the team for the foreseeable future. I don’t think anybody expected the trade that just took place tonight in Chicago. The Chicago White Sox have traded Lucas Giolito and Reynaldo Lopez to the Los Angeles Angels for Edgar Quero and Ky Bush. These are my takes on how this trade positively impacts the future of the team at 35th and Shields.
The White Sox acquired more than I expected for two players set to be free agents at the end of the season. Lucas Giolito was a good starting pitcher in his White Sox career , but signs of him not returning after this season led to his departure tonight. Reynaldo Lopez has not been the reliever the Southsiders needed this year, and they got the best they could for him in a trade. The White Sox needed to get younger and more stable for the future , and this trade helps makes that happen.
The White Sox acquired the Angels #2 prospect in the switch hitting Cuban catcher Quero. I like his approach on offense hitting well, taking walks, and striking out less. Quero is the youngest player in the Double A Minor League Baseball level. The White Sox have a need at catcher for the future , and this trade improves that in a great way.
Ky Bush is an interesting left handed starting pitcher for the White Sox to acquire in this trade. The lefty has good control as a pitcher, but has faced a few injuries in the minors this year as a setback. Bush is the lefty the White Sox can use in a rotation that’s recently featured a majority of right handers. Bush can definitely slot in well to a future rotation behind Dylan Cease and Michael Kopech. Thank you to Lucas Giolito and Reynaldo Lopez for what you did as White Sox players. Rick Hahn made a smart move for the future , and next season with this trade with the Los Angeles Angels.
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