Oof - White Sox Just Lost ANOTHER Position Player, Nick Madrigal, for a Long Time

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Oof – White Sox Just Lost ANOTHER Position Player, Nick Madrigal, for a Long Time

Chicago Cubs

I know the Cubs have been inundated by impactful injuries this year, but it’s really true that most teams have, and some have had it even worse than the Cubs.

Case in point, in addition to the shorter-term, lower-impact injuries they’ve dealt with like all teams, the White Sox have now lost THREE critical position players to multi-month injuries. First there was Eloy Jimenez and his pec, then Luis Robert and his hip, and now Nick Madrical and his hamstring. A really bad one:

Madrigal, 24, was on pace for a 4+ WAR season, and was a key part of the White Sox’s success so far. Despite the injuries, they have one of the best records in baseball, and a 4.0-game lead in the AL Central. If you are looking at a team that might now be trying to do some short-term buying on the positional market, it’s them.

That said, with the Cubs looking more and more like buyers themselves in recent weeks, I don’t know that you’d look to the Cubs as a crosstown trade partner (if you would anyway). Come July, if everyone stays – and gets – healthy, the Cubs might have a glut of position players. Who knows what happens then – could be a very rare crosstown, both-teams-competitive small trade.



Author: Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Cubs Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation and @Brett_A_Taylor.