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MLB Trade Rumors: Rangers in Talks for Dylan Cease; White Sox Interested in Brock Porter and More

The Latest News on Dylan Cease Trade Talks Between the Rangers and White Sox

The rumors swirling around star pitcher Dylan Cease and a potential trade between the Texas Rangers and Chicago White Sox have been heating up, as reported by Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic.

White Sox’s Desired Return

The White Sox are reportedly eyeing a return that includes utility man Ezequiel Durán and pitching prospects Brock Porter and Jack Leiter. Cease, at 28 years old, is a highly sought-after player for a couple of key reasons.

Cease’s Performance and Contract

Cease put up impressive numbers in the 2023 season, with a 7-9 record, 4.58 ERA, 1.41 WHIP, and 214 strikeouts in 177 innings. Despite these solid stats, it was considered somewhat of a down year for him. The fact that Cease has two more years of club control and will only make $8 million in 2024 make him an attractive option for teams like the Rangers.

The Potential Rangers Rotation

If the Rangers were to acquire Cease, they could potentially have a starting rotation featuring Nathan Eovaldi, Jacob deGrom, Max Scherzer, and Tyler Mahle once the injured trio returns. This move would bolster their pitching staff significantly.

Scouts Descend on Rangers Camp

Reports from Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News indicated that White Sox scouts have been closely monitoring the Rangers’ camp, suggesting that discussions surrounding a Cease trade are in full swing.

Prospects at Stake

Porter and Leiter are highly regarded prospects within the Rangers’ farm system, which means that any potential trade for Cease would come at a cost for the Rangers in terms of young talent.

Decision Time for the Rangers

The Rangers must weigh the option of giving up promising prospects for a proven pitcher like Cease, or opting to pursue a free agent like Jordan Montgomery while maintaining their farm system intact.

Current Outlook

At present, it seems that the Rangers are leaning towards the former option, indicating their willingness to part with young talent in favor of bolstering their roster with a pitcher of Cease’s caliber.

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