The Chicago White Sox have been one of the most disappointing teams in the MLB so far in the 2022 season. The White Sox, who many expected to win the American League Central division this year, have limped to a 29-31 start. To be fair, Chicago has dealt with injuries to nearly all of their best players, with the likes of Lance Lynn, Lucas Giolito, Eloy Jimenez, Luis Robert and Tim Anderson, among others, each having spent time on the injured list.

It's not unreasonable, given the number of injuries, to consider the White Sox season a success so far. Things could be a lot worse in the Windy City. However, looking at it through the lens of expectations, which were high coming off of their first 90-win season since 2006, it's been a failure so far.

So much so, that the White Sox may need to consider something drastic this summer. They need to be sellers at the MLB trade deadline. That's a take that will anger an entire fanbase!

In all seriousness, it's not a decision the White Sox should arrive at lightly. However, given their poor start and stagnant farm system, something must be done.

That said, here are three reasons why the White Sox should be sellers at the 2022 MLB trade deadline.

3 Reasons White Sox Should Be Sellers At MLB Trade Deadline

3. The White Sox have a tradeable asset on the team

The White Sox young core of Giolito, Dylan Cease, Michael Kopech, Robert, Jimenez, and Anderson should not be brought up in trades. Each of those young players have showed- or are currently showing- the promise that made them top prospects in the minors.

That core is the White Sox chance at contention in the American League. However, Chicago does have players on the roster who could be parted with- and net a fair return of prospects.

For example, All-Star first baseman Jose Abreu could be dealt by the team at the deadline. Abreu, 35, has posted a .799 OPS, a bit low for his standards. Still, the slugger has managed to drive in 28 runs while scoring 31 for the White Sox.

In the final year of his contract, Abreu doesn't exactly fit into Chicago's timeline. Yet, his value as a three-time All-Star is still high enough to persuade teams to take his $18 million salary on as a rental bat at the trade deadline.

Trading Abreu, who has spent all nine seasons of his MLB career with Chicago, would surely anger fans. However, the move could help the White Sox restock their farm system while also allowing promising young slugger Andrew Vaughn to receive more at-bats.

2. The White Sox farm system needs more talent

Before the season, ranked each team's farm system. Where did the White Sox check in? Dead last out of 30 teams. Their ranking included zero top-100 prospects, the kind the White Sox currently have leading this year's team.

While this current installment of the White Sox is built to win, it's always good practice for a team to have a well-stocked farm system. Contenders can use the prospects available to entice teams at the deadline. Or, they can use the extra prospects to continue funneling talent towards the big league level.

As presently constructed, Chicago would be hard-pressed to be buyers at the trade deadline even if they tried. They simply don't have the prospects available to make any adequate trade packages.

While a poor sign for the club's long-term future, it's also limiting the team's ceiling in the short-term as well. Chicago needs to restock the farm system. The 2022 MLB trade deadline is the perfect opportunity for them to retool.

1. The White Sox simply aren't a good team 

The White Sox are under .500. They have a minus-48 run differential. Chicago is one of several teams to rank in the bottom-10 teams of baseball in both runs scored and ERA.

Spoiler alert: there aren't many winning teams that boast that statistic. Want more? The White Sox have made 40 errors, tied for the seventh most in the MLB in 2022. They simply aren't a good team in any phase of the game.

Some of that has to do with the manager, Tony La Russa, whose in-game decisions have been head-scratchers, to say the least. However, at some point, Chicago's front office needs to accept that this team must improve.

While an all-out fire sale isn't a good idea, a quick retooling at this year's trade deadline could have the club back in the mix as contenders next season- and beyond.

It's a move Chicago has to consider at this point.