A new team has entered the chat for Dylan's Cease trade talks. The Seattle Mariners have “quietly” begun talks for the White Sox ace, according to Bob Nightengale.
In his column on Sunday, Nightengale wrote that the White Sox would like a potential trade package for Cease that includes 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 posted 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 Cease would likely involve a lot more than just one of these young pitchers. Jon Heyman reported over the weekend that the White Sox are asking for “the sun and the moon” in exchange for Cease.
Cease is by far the most valuable player on the White Sox, so it's no wonder they would ask for him in any potential trade. Over his five-year career on the South Side, Cease has a 3.83 ERA with a 1.305 WHIP and 792 strikeouts. His incredible 2022 campaign (2.20 ERA, 1.109 WHIP, 227 strikeouts) thrust him into the national spotlight and he finished second in Cy Young voting at the end of the season.
White Sox pitchers and catchers will have their first spring training on February 14th.
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