MLB Trade Rumors: White Sox "Focused On Trading" With 3 Specific Teams

The Chicago White Sox are focusing their trade efforts on three specific teams as the July 30 trade deadline approaches: the Los Angeles Dodgers, San Diego Padres, and Seattle Mariners. 

According to The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal, Patrick Mooney, and Katie Woo, the White Sox have assigned top scouts to closely evaluate the farm systems of these organizations, signaling strong interest in potential deals involving multiple players. 

This marks a significant shift for a team that won a division title just three years ago, as they now endure one of the worst seasons in franchise history, potentially surpassing the dismal 1932 team's 49-102 record, as noted by Patrick Andres of Sports Illustrated.

Key players attracting interest include pitchers Garrett Crochet and Michael Kopech, outfielder Tommy Pham, and center fielder Luis Robert Jr. 

The Dodgers, grappling with rotation issues due to injuries to key players like Walker Buehler and Yoshinobu Yamamoto, are particularly keen on Crochet, who has an impressive 3.05 ERA and leads the AL with 130 strikeouts in 94.1 innings, according to Rosenthal.

They also eye Robert, hoping to bolster their lineup with his potential offensive contributions, especially with Mookie Betts sidelined by a fractured hand. Despite Robert's current struggles, hitting .198/.284/.484 with seven homers in 25 games, his contract's favorable terms make him a valuable long-term asset.

By targeting the Dodgers, Padres, and Mariners, the White Sox aim to capitalize on their assets, potentially reshaping their roster and bolstering their farm system for future success.

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