10Manny Machado, shortstop: Chicago White Sox
Chicago has already traded for Machado’s brother-in-law (Yonder Alonso) and signed one of his friends (Jon Jay) this offseason. It’s a little hard to ignore that. And really, the fit is there. It’s not that current shortstop Tim Anderson (.240/.281/.406, 20 home runs, and 26 steals in 2018) is a weakness. But he’s not close to Machado (.297/.367/.538, 37 home runs, and 14 steals in 2018). Few are. The White Sox have made moves to signify that they want to compete in 2019. While they’re much improved, the gap between them and the contenders is still rather large. Machado would close that gap.