Seattle Mariners jumped into ‘Dylan Seas trade’
NBC Sports reported on Monday (Korea time) that the Chicago White Sox and Seattle are quietly negotiating with each other. According to USA Today’s Bob Nightingale, the White Sox are likely to demand a “player package” that includes pitchers Brian Woo and Bryce Miller in exchange for Seas’ trade. Both Woo and Miller made their MLB debut last year. Woo had four wins and five losses with a 4.21 ERA, while Miller had eight wins and seven losses with a 4.32 ERA.
Seize is the ace in his fifth year in the MLB. His overall record is 43-35 with a 3.83 ERA. He ranked second (No. 1 Justin Verlander) in voting for the American League Cy Young Award with 14 wins, eight losses and a 2.20 ERA in the 2022 season. He showed some ups and downs (7 wins, nine losses, 4.58 ERA) last year, but his trade value is high in that he is young and can be hired with a relatively small annual salary (8 million dollars in 2024). However, throughout the offseason, the White Sox negotiated Seize with several teams for sale, but failed to reach an agreement. He will not budge from most trade packages. Some even say that the White Sox want the sun and the moon in exchange for a trade deal. 꽁머니
Bruce Levine of the 670 The Score, a local media outlet in Chicago, actually delivered the negotiations with the Cincinnati Reds and said the White Sox demanded a “four-man trade package” including pitcher Let Ruther, a seventh-round pick in the first round of rookies in 2023, and Chase Petty, a former first-round pick in 2021. According to the Cincinnati Enquirer, names such as Edwin Arroyo, an infield prospect from Puerto Rico, and Connor Phillips, a pitcher who made his MLB debut last year, were also mentioned.
If Seas is hired, Seattle can operate a more solid rotation. The team can surely strengthen its starting depth following Luis Castillo, George Kirby and Logan Gilbert. The question is whether the team can meet the demands of the White Sox as expected. Seattle has infielder Cole Young, who is ranked 37th in the MLB.COM pipeline, catcher Harry Ford, and outfielder Gabriel González, who is 66th.