I don't understand why we obsess over trading Sale considering most rumors are user-generated and entirely speculative.
Sale is a top of the rotation starter with no earnest projections that his longevity is questionable. Even if you were to trade him for some equivalent offensive talent (considering a metric that could make such a judgement exists) like Puig, it would just improve one facet of our team at the expensive of another. Our scouting has either been fairly good or exceedingly lucky at acquiring and/or developing pitching talent, which is good. Why can't we seem to develop any projectable outfield talent? That's a seemingly easier gamble to make than doing the same with pitching.
Originally Posted by Mr. White Sox
In the year 3000, the NuChicago InfraredSox will lose 4-3 to the Minnechonga Piranhas after a booted ball in the 9th inning leads to an inside the park grand slam by Nick Exclamation.