4 White Sox players who could be Cubs trade targets this winter

The South Side is open for business - and the Cubs, along with the rest of the league, will surely at least do their due diligence when it comes to possible trade opportunities.

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4 White Sox players who could be Cubs trade targets this winter - #3: Eloy Jimenez could fill the DH spot, add power to the lineup

Somehow, Eloy Jimenez is just now approaching his 27th birthday - but he's already four years removed from his 2019 fourth-place finish in AL Rookie of the Year balloting. He's never come close to replicating that 31-homer campaign, with the exception of the 60-game 2020 season - and seeing him moved wouldn't surprise anyone at this point.

The Cubs have a dire need of power in the middle of the order and, unlike the White Sox, wouldn't need to endure Jimenez' brutal defense in the outfield in order to get his bat in the lineup. He could slot in as the team's full-time DH which would, hopefully, help keep him healthy - something that's been a major struggle to this point in his career.

The six-year, $43 million extension he signed with the Sox runs through 2024 - and contains a pair of team options for 2025 and 2026 - so if things went sideways, the Cubs would have no long-term risk here, while also being able to take advantage of any potential best-case scenario via those options. It would be very odd to see Chicago re-acquire its former top prospect, but with a weak free agent class of bats, Jed Hoyer might have to get creative.