clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Adam Eaton to Washington for Lucas Giolito, Reynaldo Lopez, Dan Dunning

The Chicago White Sox traded outfielder Adam Eaton to the Nationals for a monster package of prospects

Tampa Bay Rays v Chicago White Sox Photo by Jon Durr/Getty Images

The Chicago White Sox sent Adam Eaton to the Washington Nationals for pitchers Lucas Giolito, Reynaldo Lopez, and Dane Dunning, their second blockbuster deal in two days.

Eaton is under team control for five more seasons at less than $40 million, and is a quality two-way player who is an option at all three outfield spots, and has average 4-5 wins per season (depending on which version of WAR you use) over the past three years in Chicago.

Having an All Star caliber outfielder for cheap in his age 28-32 seasons has tremendous value, and the Nationals gave up tremendous value to acquire him. The Rangers had reportedly inquired about Eaton, but if this is what the Nationals could get for Eaton, its very understandable that Texas would pass. This is two of the top pitching prospects in baseball in Giolito and Lopez, as well as, in Dunning, a guy the Nats took #29 overall in the 2016 draft.

Just an incredible return for Chicago. And now, with the Nats looking for bullpen help, one has to wonder whether the Rangers will be circling around to Washington to see what they might offer up for, say, Sam Dyson or Jeremy Jeffress.