Circle back with the Chicago White Sox to see if they will trade Eloy Jimenez.
Trading for Soto is pretty much a fantasy. It cannot hurt to dream.
Alonso might be realistic, but it is unknown if Arnold will want to give up the prospects it will take for a player with just one year of club control.
That is why Jimenez might make sense from Arnold’s perspective.
He is under team control through the 2026 season and is locked into a fixed cost when he signed a six-year deal with the Sox in 2019.
The Milwaukee Brewers were rumored to have been interested in acquiring Jimenez at the trade deadline.
A lot of fans were hoping the club would pull off the trade.
His power numbers were down as he only belted 18 home runs and slugged .441 this season. He is injury-prone. This season was only the second time in his career he played over 100 games.
Plus, he is not a good defender. At the same time, he has shown when he is healthy, he can provide a lot of power. Also, he can DH and it would be nice to have a long-term answer in the spot of the lineup.
The Baltimore Orioles may want to move Anthony Santander.
As long as the Orioles have had an abundance of outfield prospects, Santander has always been a rumored name to be on the trade market.
This might be the offseason the Orioles move the outfielder as he is set to be a free agent after next season.
He led the Orioles this season in home runs with 28 and was second on the team among their regulars in slugging percentage.
The Brewers have a crowded outfield and Baltimore is going to be interested in pitching this offseason. It might be a hard trade to match up unless he is part of a deal for Corbin Burnes or Brandon Woodruff.
It is doubtful Arnold would want a player under club control for just one more year as part of a return for Burnes or Woodruff.
Plus, this exercise is about the Milwaukee Brewers going all in and keeping Burnes and Woodruff.
Maybe the Brewers could land Santander if they got a third team involved.