Pittsburgh Pirates Rumors: Chicago Continues to be Connected to Adam Frazier

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There have been multiple teams that have reportedly shown interest in Frazier with the White Sox and teams in New York leading the rumors.  The rumors really picked up with the White Sox after they lost their young second baseman Nick Madrigal for the season due to a hamstring injury.  The White Sox, a clear power in the AL Central, are expected to move aggressively this Trade Deadline.

It seems like Adam Frazier is going to be that aggressive play. Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic recently posted his latest Trade Deadline Primer.  He made some interesting comments connecting the two sides once again.  Any time something comes from Rosenthal it is important to make a note:

"Rosenthal on the Pittsburgh Pirates sceond baseman: “The Pirates’ Adam Frazier would be an excellent fit — he could play second base for the rest of the season and then, because he is under club control for one more season, fill the White Sox’s need for a right fielder in 2022.”"

Yes, it makes a lot of sense. The White Sox do not have a lot of holes and the most glaring is a position that Bucs have to sell. As for the extra year of control, it never hurts to have depth as any sports fans know.  Frazier has shown the ability in the past to play an effective outfield and could also spell Madrigal for days off in 2022. Meanwhile, the White Sox hold a relatively intriguing farm system and could definitely build a package to entice Ben Cherington. So who could the Bucs look to get back?