3 Chicago White Sox that are perfect fits for the Chicago Cubs

Sep 30, 2022; San Diego, California, USA; Chicago White Sox third baseman Yoan Moncada (10) watches
Sep 30, 2022; San Diego, California, USA; Chicago White Sox third baseman Yoan Moncada (10) watches / Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports
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Over the course of the past decade, the Chicago Cubs have not been afraid to deal with the Chicago White Sox at the Major League Baseball trade deadline. The biggest trade between the two teams occurred in 2017 when the Cubs acquired starting pitcher Jose Quintana from the White Sox in a deal that saw outfielder Eloy Jimenez and starting pitcher Dylan Cease head to the South Side.

It was a trade that was a massive disappointment for the Cubs. Quintana never blossomed into the frontend starting pitcher that the Cubs were hoping would anchor their rotation for years to come and Cease has become a perennial American League Cy Young Award candidate and Jimenez, when healthy, is among the best pure hitters in all of baseball.

Most recently, the Cubs and White Sox connected on a trade at the 2021 Major League Baseball trade deadline. The deal saw the Cubs send closer Craig Kimbrel to the White Sox for second baseman Nick Madrigal and relief pitcher Codi Heuer. The deal was a disappointment for both teams as Kimbrel struggled out of the bullpen with the White Sox and Madrigal and Heuer have been unable to remain healthy while with the Cubs.

The White Sox are in an interesting position as they enter the 2023 season. The hope is that the removal of Tony La Russa as the team's manager and Pedro Grifol taking his place will help the team reach the once-high potential they had. If not, the White Sox may be in a position to sell this season at the deadline and there are three players in particular that are perfect fits for the Cubs.