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Chicago Cubs’ offseason moves overshadowed by other clubs

May 24, 2016; St. Louis, MO, USA; Chicago Cubs center fielder Dexter Fowler (24) celebrates with teammates after scoring a run against the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports
May 24, 2016; St. Louis, MO, USA; Chicago Cubs center fielder Dexter Fowler (24) celebrates with teammates after scoring a run against the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports /
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Oct 19, 2016; Scottsdale, AZ, USA; Surprise Saguaros third baseman Yoan Moncada of the Boston Red Sox during an Arizona Fall League game against the Scottsdale Scorpions at Scottsdale Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 19, 2016; Scottsdale, AZ, USA; Surprise Saguaros third baseman Yoan Moncada of the Boston Red Sox during an Arizona Fall League game against the Scottsdale Scorpions at Scottsdale Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports /

Chicago White Sox

We’ve already broken down the notable moves made by Rick Hahn this offseason. Odds are, however, he’s not anywhere close to done.

After dealing Sale for four prospects, including MLB.com’s top talent in Yoan Moncada, and acquiring Lucas Giolito from Washington, plenty of trade chips remain in Chicago’s arsenal. Jose Quintana, Jose Abreu, Todd Frazier and others highlight this list that could be on the move in coming weeks.

The Chicago White Sox will soon contend with their North Side rivals. But first, the pains of a deep rebuild are at-hand.

For the better part of the last half-decade, the White Sox have lacked any clear direction in terms of front office strategy. With the organization now in full-blown rebuild mode, fans finally have an idea of what to expect from their club.

As Chicago Cubs fans know, a rebuild isn’t easy – or fun. But, when done right, the dividends can be otherworldly.

Dealing Sale and Eaton isn’t enough. Hahn and the White Sox front office must capitalize on strong returns from Quintana and/or Abreu to help shore up the farm system and add depth to their minor league ranks.

With two of the top three prospects according to MLB.com, the White Sox have reason for hope moving forward. With two months left in the offseason, this team has made several big splashes – and may not even be done yet.

Verdict: Winner

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