Power Rankings: Mariners Best Trade Fits for Haniger
After the White Sox grossly overpaid for former Rangers RF Nomar Mazara, it forced the White Sox down the list of potential Haniger suitors. But unless Chicago is completely incompetent, they still must know they need more OF help.
Haniger would instantly become the best outfielder in that lineup and his ability to hit anywhere between 2-6 in a lineup and ability to handle all 3 OF spots should be appealing for a team who claims to be trying to make the jump to a contender in 2020.
It is hard to find a single analyst who thinks the White Sox did well in the Mazara trade and they actually inflated the price they’d have to pay for Haniger in the process, but they still have plenty left to get a deal done.
Any package centered around Dylan Cease is probably enough to lure Dipoto to the negotiation table. Reynaldo Lopez still has a big fastball and intriguing stuff. On the farm, even if Luis Roberts, Michael Kopech, Nick Madrigal, and Andrew Vaughn are “untouchable”, Johnathan Stiever and Dane Dunning are compelling.
The White Sox have the ammunition to get a deal done. And whether or not they know it, they still need serious OF help to catch the Twins and Indians. With the assets to get it done and a need to fill a hole, the White Sox still makes a good bit of sense.