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MLB Rumors: White Sox-Reds trade around Jonathan India

The Chicago White Sox and Cincinnati Reds could make a trade that works out for both sides.

Chicago wants controllable assets which factor in their competitive window. For a 2024 reset, there’s few assets better than India, a former NL Rookie of the Year who has taken a minor step back since winning the award. The only reason India is on the outs in Cincinnati is because they want to avoid his arbitration years, and they have several up-and-coming prospects who can fill the void.

As Vincent Parise of Southside Showdown points out, adding a player like India is a decision the White Sox wouldn’t regret:

"“The White Sox could have had India in that draft but they selected Nick Madrigal one spot ahead instead. Of course, that was one of many big mistakes made during the rebuild process. If the Reds are moving India, the Sox should be all over it. He’d step right in and be the second baseman for the future. They’d be getting some really good years of his prime as they try to retool.”"

For Cincinnati, now would be a great opportunity to add starting pitching. Either Lucas Giolito or Lance Lynn — two of the better starting pitchers on the open market — would immediately jump to the top of the Reds rotation. If the Reds front office plays their cards right, they could feasibly add both in a trade package centered around India.