The MLB Team on a Mission to Hoard All of the League's Future Superstars – Bleacher Report

Eloy Jimenez, 20, is one of the latest to join the White Sox’s loaded farm system.Lenny Ignelzi/Associated Press

Building a winner in today’s Major League Baseball involves painful construction followed by hopeful creation.

The Chicago White Sox aren’t the only team giving it a shot. They’re just doing it the best. 

In tandem with the crosstown-rival Chicago Cubs, the White Sox pulled off the first blockbuster of the summer trade season last week. Steady lefty Jose Quintana has gone north to Wrigley Field. Coming south is a four-prospect package headlined by slugger Eloy Jimenez and fireballer Dylan Cease.

With a 38-49 record that put them in last place in the AL Central going into the All-Star break, the White Sox were already bad. They’re sure to be even worse without their best starting pitcher.

That’s the whole idea.

“There’s a price to it, and no one in this organization from [owner] Jerry [Reinsdorf] up through this clubhouse wanted to see Jose Quintana walk out the door,” general manager Rick Hahn said, per Colleen Kane of the Chicago Tribune. “That’s part of the process that we’re going through here, and with everything we know, it’s the right thing.”

Hahn would know. He’s the architect of a future that looks brighter every day.

White Sox general manager Rick Hahn has been very busy in recent months.Nam Y. Huh/Associated Press

In All-Star right fielder Avisail Garcia (26 years old), shortstop Tim Anderson (24) and left-hander Carlos Rodon (24), the White Sox already have some young building blocks on their major league roster. But the real excitement is down on the farm.

Prior to the Quintana trade, Bleacher Report’s Joel Reuter believed the White Sox had MLB‘s No. 3 farm system. With

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