Lucas Giolito/Dylan Cease
The White Sox could also be looking to shop Lucas Giolito or Dylan Cease. Giolito is set to be a free agent at the end of the season, while Cease still has two years of control remaining.
Cease had an incredibly shaky start to the season after coming second in AL Cy Young voting just last year. He posted a 4.88 ERA in April and a 5.57 ERA in May. As for Giolito, those months weren’t kind to him either, as his ERA was over 4.00.
Initially, these numbers would scare most people away from wanting either pitcher, especially considering how the Noah Syndergaard experiment has gone. But both have rebounded in the month of June, with Cease pitching 28.2 innings with a 2.20 ERA and Giolito going 24 innings with a 1.50 ERA. Given the more recent high ceiling that Cease has shown, along with the two years of arbitration, it would be significantly harder to pry him away from the White Sox as opposed Giolito. Regardless, both are ones to keep an eye on if the Dodgers are to target a starting pitcher at the deadline (while also having the possibility to add Anderson to the deal).