As the off-season stretches on, it’s feeling more and more like the Mariners will be improving this team via trades rather than an impact free-agent signing. We’ll be examining which organizations match up well as trade partners at three different levels: a minor trade that raises the floor but doesn’t necessarily set the Hot Stove ablaze; a medium-spicy move that industry experts would describe as “savvy”; and a four-alarm blaze that involves a fair amount of risk and cost. The first team up is the .
Why the White Sox:
The White Sox are clearly in sell mode, actively shopping starter Dylan Cease and making depth moves elsewhere, like signing Paul DeJong to keep the shortstop position warm for top prospect Colson Montgomery.