A new team has entered the chat for Dylan's talks about stopping the trade. According to Bob Nightingalethe Seattle Mariners have “quietly” engaged in talks regarding a White Sox outfielder.
In his column on Sunday, Nightengale wrote that the White Sox want a potential trade package for Cease to include either Bryan Woo or Bryce Miller. Both Woo and Miller are right-handed pitchers who made their MLB debut in 2023. Woo started 18 games last year and put up a 4.21 ERA with a 1.209 WHIP and 93 strikeouts. Miller started 25 games and had a 4.32 ERA with a 1.142 WHIP and 119 strikeouts.
Any deal for a stoppage would likely include more than one of these young pitchers. Jon Heyman reported over the weekend that the White Sox are asking “the sun and the moon” in exchange for a stoppage.
Cease is the White Sox's most valuable player, so it's no wonder they would demand a windfall in any potential trade. During his five-year career on the South Side, Cease had a 3.83 ERA with a 1.305 WHIP and 792 strikeouts. His incredible 2022 campaign (2.20 ERA, 1.109 WHIP, 227 strikeouts) put him in the national spotlight and he finished second in Cy Young voting at the end of the season.
White Sox pitchers and catchers make their first spring training on February 14.
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