Talk of a possible trade for Dylan Keys has been muted in recent weeks. However, according to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic, it’s highly likely the White Sox will trade the right-hander between now and the start of camp.
Rosenthal reported that given the lack of starting depth in free agency, the White Sox may be waiting for some of the biggest names on the market to sign to negotiate with teams that still have rotation needs after they failed come to an agreement. with pitchers like Blake Snell, Jordan Montgomery and Marcus Stroman.
White Sox general manager Chris Getz declined to support the idea of a termination trade during a call with reporters on Tuesday. When asked about the pitcher’s future in Chicago, Getz said there is “no club that hasn’t shown some level of interest” in the 28-year-old right-hander, but made it clear the team won’t move to Cease until he waives him . the specified offer is received.
“Whether it’s the Cease market or other players, we’re certainly not alone,” Goetz said. “Some teams have more flexibility than others. What is needed is the will of the team to come together and come to an agreement.”
Rosenthal mentioned the Yankees, Red Sox, Giants, Orioles, Cubs and Rangers among the clubs looking to improve their rotation, with Baltimore having the depth needed to win the bid for Cease’s services .