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Chicago Cubs: White Sox aren’t hurting our feelings when it comes to Sale

Jul 11, 2015; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Chris Sale (49) delivers a pitch during the fifth inning against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports
Jul 11, 2015; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Chris Sale (49) delivers a pitch during the fifth inning against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports /
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The Chicago Cubs have made a few trades with the Chicago White Sox over the years. A few deals include a number of Hall of Fame players or at least, soon to be inductees. However, those days are certainly over.

In fact, the first trade between the Chicago Cubs and White Sox was in 1960. Since then, Ron Santo, Steve Stone, Ty Waller, Sammy Sosa, Jon Garland, and Neal Cotts have been moved from one side of the city to the other.

Final trade between the two was over 10-years ago. That involved Cotts for David Aardsma and another pitcher. Since then, it has been quiet as they carried on through their seasons and head-to-head battles during the Crosstown Classic.

As if the World Series title wasn’t even, winning that Crosstown Cup was more about bragging rights for the Windy City. Who had the better baseball team between the two?

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Now, the White Sox, who won the World Series in 2005, have been out of the postseason race for the past couple of seasons. They can’t seem to keep up with the Cleveland Indians or Kansas City Royals.

I figured that at some point, the White Sox were going to trade southpaw ace, Chris Sale to a contending team. And honestly, I was hoping it was the Chicago Cubs.

Holding Ace

But that didn’t happen. Instead, the Sox decided to hold onto Sale as he finished out the season on the South Side. However, Chris appeared to be frustrated with the club. Remember him being sent him over the uniform?

A few fans had fun with that little tantrum. Still, Chris is one of the most dominant and well-respected pitchers in the entire league. That man can make one of the best hitting lineups in the game look like a Little League team.

So, since his trade value is still through the roof, what are the White Sox going to do? Well, according to multiple reports, for now, WGN, he will not be traded to the Cubs. Period.

Hey, we get it. With the Chicago Cubs winning the World Series and having a team that’s built to contend for the next 10 or so years — whose to blame them?

At the end of the day, it’s alright. Nobody is going to have the White Sox because they refuse to trade their best player to the Cubs. That’s child’s play! Not to sound cocky or anything but the North Side is going to be a destination of choice for some of the best players in the league.

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Although it stings to miss out on such a fantastic player, there are plenty of fish in the sea. Not to mention, Kyle Hendricks has started to show his true colors, nearly winning the N.L. Cy Young. The Cubs still need to figure out what they are going to do with Jake Arrieta and his contract.

Arrieta is expected to make anywhere close to $20 million for one season in his final year of arbitration eligibility. After that, if the Cubs don’t have a long-term deal in place, he’ll become a free agent.

Could he end up on the South Side? Possibly.

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