The deal that was made between the Cubs and White Sox was deemed a win-win situation for both clubs, but it seems as though the White Sox got the better end of the deal. Sure they had to give up a cost controllable starter who was very reliable, but why does it even matter? The White Sox have a variety of arm talent down in the minors. Including, Reynaldo Lopez, who by the way just got a called up to the big league squad and will be making his MLB debut on Friday.
Per Rick Hahn, Reynaldo Lopez will start on Friday with Pelfrey moving to bullpen.
— Chicago White Sox (@whitesox) August 8, 2017
And forget that last performance. He might have struggled and gave up three home runs, but who cares. On the bright side he did have nine strikeouts. Ok, back to the topic at hand. The White Sox got the better end of the deal, because of the acquisition of Eloy Jimenez, the Chicago Cubs top prospect. At only 20-years-old, Jimenez has continued to make an impact with Winston-Salem. Several days ago, Jimenez hit a gargantuan home run, which extended the lead for the Dash.
Eloy Jiménez palo Pa to el que venga
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And now Jimenez has a chance to hit for the cycle tonight. He’s already 3-3 with a single, double, and a home run, which is number 14 for him on the year.
He’s now third on the team in long balls, but with the way he’s hitting, that’s bound to change real soon. Catcher, Zack Collins, leads the team with 16. Jimenez continues to dominate. With the recent string of strong performances, it has put the White Sox General Manager, Rick Hahn on notice. In an interview with James Fegan of the Athletic, Hahn praised Jimenez’s play and loves all of the contributions he has made.
Rick Hahn on Eloy Jimenez the person. Eloy Jimenez the player has already homered and doubled tonight pic.twitter.com/BW8xZw6J38
— James Fegan (@JRFegan) August 8, 2017
“He’ s Performed EXTREMELY wEll in the last few weeks We’ve had him…the way he’s eXceDeded our expectstions the tyle of person he is, the work ethic.”
If that’s not praise I don’t know what is. Jimenez is on the cycle watch tonight, and even if he doesn’t get it, he has been impressive.