Chicago White Sox catcher Seby Zavala (44) and starter Lance Lynn (33) walk to the dugout before the first inning of Game one of a split doubleheader against the Minnesota Twins July 19, 2021 at Guaranteed Rate Field.

The White Sox have a second base problem that needs to be fixed soon.

Last season, the Sox sent future all-star second baseman (yes, I say all-star because I think he will be that good of a player) Nick Madrigal for Craig Kimbrel in a cross-city trade.

This trade was hands down the ugliest of the season and painfully reminds me of the James Shields trade a few years back.

Kimbrel has been terrible with the White Sox, posting a 5+ earned run average with his time on the southside. Now, it is looking like this off season will trade Kimbrel for a new replacement either in pitching or second base.

One of the first moves of the off season was getting rid of César Hernández, who was the Madrigal replacement for last season.

This is what leaves the huge hole left in the infield.

Now, the options for this position are starting to become limited as the inevitable player lockout looms closer and closer.

In a perfect world, I think the White Sox would trade for Marcus Semien as he was a premier infield man for Toronto last year. He is also the best player left on the market.

He provides a huge offensive bat that the Sox desperately need. Semien hit a career high 45 home runs last season and can continue this success into 2022.

While I doubt the production will be that stellar, it could not hurt to add a little bit of his future production.

There are also rumors that Ketel Marte, who is the current Arizona Diamondbacks' second baseman, could also be a piece Chicago would like to potentially trade for.

Marte is another good offensive weapon as his main play style is his ability to get on base.

Now, if we really want to talk crazy hypotheticals, let me entertain this idea.

The Sox should bring in Kris Bryant and move him to second base. There's nothing like a Chicago reunion to reinvigorate a career and make the baseball world go crazy.

This will most certainly not happen, but it is still fun to think about. As a fan, I am dying to see what they end up doing and things might get interesting with the players lockout in December.

Do your magic Rick Hahn, but please don’t trade anymore players I like.

NICK CARTA is a blogger for The Vidette. He can be contacted at nfcarta@ilstu.edu. Follow him on Twitter at @NickCartaISU

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