Three trade pieces to watch in Mariners vs. White Sox series besides Luis Robert

The Mariners start a four-game series with the White Sox on Monday. Here are three White Sox the M's could consider trading for on top of Luis Robert.
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Luis Robert will certainly grab most of the attention if the Mariners ask the White Sox about players they want to trade for. Robert is perhaps the White Sox most valuable trade chip. He recently returned from the IL, after dealing with a right hip flexor strain. He is in year five of a six-year deal worth $50 million. Robert's career slash line is .277/.324/.501 with 78 HR and 216 RBIs. Robert is one of several White Sox to pay attention to this series. Here are three other White Sox to keep an eye on in this four-game set.

Target #1: Garrett Crochet

He's the White Sox top pitcher and has been a sensational left-handed pitcher for Chicago in 2024. He has posted a 3.33 ERA in 2024, while also being among the league leaders in strikeouts with 103 in 75.2 IP. Crochet recently helped end the White Sox franchise-record 14-game losing streak in last Friday's win over the Red Sox. He will take the ball in game four of this four-game set. Crochet has two more years of club control after this season and will be arbitration-eligible when the season is over.

Target #2: Erick Fedde

Erick Fedde has also had a good season pitching for the Chicago White Sox this year. Fedde has a (4-1) record and a 3.27 ERA in 2024. Fedde will get the ball in game one of this four-game series and has been a solid innings eater for the White Sox this year. Fedde has five quality starts for the White Sox this season and is having the best season of his career. He is in the first year of a 2yr/$15 million contract and would be a low-cost arm if acquired.

Target #3: Tommy Pham

Another name to pay attention to in this series is Tommy Pham, who is expected to come off the IL on Wednesday. Should he return to the lineup for the White Sox at the end of this series, he could give their lineup a boost. Pham is currently slashing .280/.331/.402 with an OPS + of 110. He was signed to just a one-year deal with the White Sox for $2.51 million. Pham is an intriguing platoon bat for the Mariners to watch in the series if he does return from the IL.

Looking at each of these trade targets, outside of Luis Robert, Garrett Crochet has the most value given he is second in the league in strikeouts. The Mariners could also convert Crochet to a bridge reliever given his electric fastball. Tommy Pham is intriguing given he just was on a World Series team with the D-Backs and would provide a platoon option with Dom Canzone and Luke Raley in the outfield. The Mariners will certainly be keeping an eye on each of these players during this four-game series.

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