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MLB Rumors: Nationals close to pulling off blockbuster Chris Sale trade?

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The Chicago White Sox are reportedly open to talking with teams regarding a Chris Sale trade this offseason. The latest MLB rumors suggest that the Washington Nationals could be one of the teams looking to pull off the blockbuster deal.

White Sox open to talking Chris Sale trade

In a recent statement via CSN Chicago, White Sox general manager Rick Hahn revealed that they are open to dealing with any MLB teams. The statement was announced after a report suggested that the White Sox is not open to trading Chris Sale to the Chicago Cubs.

“To clarify any confusion regarding our stance on possible trading partners, we want to once again make it clear that our primary goal is to make our club better. We will consider any trade, with any team, that improves the Chicago White Sox,” Hahn said.

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Nationals looking to pull off blockbuster Chris Sale trade?

According to Bob Nightengale of USA Today, the Washington Nationals have already started talking to the White Sox regarding a Chris Sale trade. It should be noted that Sale is five-time All-Star and he is considered as the second-best left-handed pitcher in baseball after Clayton Kershaw.

Jacob Shafer of Bleacher Report believes the Nationals have to part ways with Lucas Giolito to acquire Chris Sale. He added that other prospects such as Reynaldo Lopez, Erik Fedde, and Victor Robles should be included in a possible deal.

Nevertheless, these are just MLB rumors at the moment. It should be taken with a grain of salt but expect more of it as the winter meetings inch closer.

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Other teams that can get a Chris Sale trade done

Besides the Nationals, some of the teams that could pull off a trade for Chris Sale include the Chicago Cubs, Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees and Los Angeles Dodgers. Many other MLB teams can pull off a trade but they do not have a stacked farm system unlike the teams mentioned.

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