A Crosstown Trade That Could Help Both Sides of Chicago?

August 19, 2009 by  

There are a lot of changes happening on the baseball teams in Chicago already, and this winter might bring more. But could there be a way the Cubs and White Sox could get together on a deal to make both parties better?

There have been very few instances of there being cross-Chicago trades happening. In fact, in the last 15 years, there have been only two: Jon Garland to the Sox for Matt Karchner (oops) and David Aardsma to the Sox for Neal Cotts (a wash).

Perhaps the most famous trade between the two teams happened in the early 1990s, when the Sox traded a skinny, young center fielder to the Cubs for an aging power bat, George Bell. Sammy Sosa may have been a liar, but he sold a lot of tickets on the North Side.


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