While the White Sox rumors involving Todd Frazier deal moved from a sauté to a sweat since the Winter Meetings, Rick Hahn has been quietly working the deal. The first rumors started this morning with a trade involving the Dodgers.
Source: Dodgers, White Sox nearing a trade. Top pitching prospect Frankie Montas is going to Los Angeles, so it could be pretty big.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) December 16, 2015
Just to temper this a bit...
Source: Yasiel Puig is NOT going to Chicago in the trade between the Dodgers and White Sox.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) December 16, 2015
Which would be a OK deal, assuming the Sox aren't eating Andre Ethier's contract while Adam LaRoche sits on the bench.
Then, this happened.
Todd Frazier is pet of the White Sox - Dodgers trade #Reds— C. Trent Rosecrans (@ctrent) December 16, 2015
Finally, we got an idea of the complete cost of Todd Frazier.
#Dodgers getting Montas, Micah Johnson and Trayce Thompson, per @JonHeymanCBS.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 16, 2015
That would seem to be enough to do it. The piece from the Dodgers to the Reds is still missing, and the Sox seem to be down an outfielder. So other pieces are likely to be involved. We'll be updating as news comes out.
We know the Dodgers prospects going to the Reds, and the deal is now official.
Reds acquire Jose Peraza, Scott Schebler & Brandon Dixon from Dodgers as part of a 3-team deal; Send Todd Frazier to White Sox— Cincinnati Reds (@Reds) December 16, 2015
This move takes the Sox 40-man roster to 35.