One of the hottest players who could be on the move before the 4 pm EST deadline next Monday is Chicago White Sox pitcher Chris Sale. You can make an argument for any team to try and trade for the pitcher, who recently was suspended by the White Sox for five games after he cut up his jersey. One of those potential destinations for “Edward Scissor hand” is the New York Yankees, who according to Jon Heyman have called the White Sox to ask about the pitcher.
There are several teams that are interested in Chris Sale that includes the Texas Rangers, Boston Red Sox, Los Angles Dodgers, Baltimore Orioles, and the New York Yankees are some of the interesting teams. According to Jon Heyman, he has heard from the inner circle of the New York Yankees that they are not surrendering the season yet, and General Manager Brian Cashman has gone on record to assure they “are not waving the white flag.”
Going into play today, the Yankees are 52-49, and the White Sox are 50-51. There have been several reports coming out this week that the Yankees want to get rid of Ivan Nova and if the White Sox want to get rid of Chris Sale, I don’t see why it is not a deal. What will be interesting to see is if the Yankees would have to add another piece for that to happen or are the White Sox so desperate to get rid of Chris Sale, they would just do it. Despite Chris Sale being suspended, he has a record of 10-3 with a 3.58 ERA in his last 15 games. If I am the Yankees, I will push to make that trade because not only are you getting someone who is proven in Chris Sale, you are also getting someone who is younger. Ivan Nova is 29 years old, and Chris Sale is 27 years old. Plus being that Chris Sale has a bit of a temper issue, maybe a change of place would do Chris Sale great.
The MLB non-waiver deadline is August 1st at 4 pm, so there is still plenty of time until for something to be done.