Which teams will be involved in the bidding for Dylan Cease?

0
0
Which teams will be involved in the bidding for Dylan Cease?

MLB Network analyst Jon Paul Morosi reported Wednesday that talk surrounding a trade for White Sox right-hander Dylan Cease has “intensified” in recent days, and that “those close in negotiations believe that the chances of an agreement being reached before the Winter Meetings are increasing.” However, Chicago does not appear to be in a rush to complete the trade.

According to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic (subscription required), Chicago general manager Chris Getz has informed interested teams that he will likely wait until the top players in free agency are off the market to trade Stop.

Rosenthal reported Tuesday that more than a dozen teams have contacted the club about the 28-year-old pitcher, with the Dodgers “among the most aggressive” of the group. According to Morosi, the Braves are among the finalists to reach Cease, who is a native of Georgia. The Cardinals will also remain interested, even after reaching agreements with Sonny Gray, Lance Lynn and Kyle Gibson, Rosenthal pointed out.

Read Also:  Which teams look like the favorites to sign Shohei Ohtani?

Morosi made an argument for why the Orioles are still a clear offer candidate for Stop, citing Baltimore’s need for a clear No. 1 in their rotation. Additionally, the club has the necessary talent at the minor league level to complete a trade.

“If you think about what the White Sox are looking for, and we already know that Dyan Cease is available, Chicago, with Chris Getz and Josh Barfield currently in charge of baseball operations, are probably looking to get young talent for the organization,” Morosi said. “And if you’re going to negotiate a trade with anybody, you want to call Mike Elias and the Baltimore Orioles, because of all the young position players they have, nobody’s going to play the Camden Yards this year. .” .

Read Also:  Marte was named MVP of the National League Championship Series