Brewers Trade Deadline Partner #1: The Chicago White Sox
These numbers indicate Milwaukee also needs a strong left-hander in the rotation with an excellent inning-per-start ratio. One such pitcher, the White Sox's Lucas Giolito, comes to mind. The White Sox are rebuilding, not in the Brewers' division, and have a few players outside of Giolito that make them the perfect trade partner.
Giolito is 6-6 with a 3.91 ERA, 124 SO to 40 BB in 117 innings this season. Ignoring the record, if the Brewers managed a trade for him, He would immediately vault to co-ace status. More importantly, he is only allowing a .203 average with 46 SO to 16 BB against left-handed hitters.
The White Sox also have Reynaldo Lopez in the final year of his contract. His 50 SO to 22 BB in 40 innings with a .221 average against is an easy get. At just 29 years old and $3.6MM, he is one under-the-radar delivery that could be instrumental in Milwaukee.
The last trade chip in Chicago is 3B Jake Burger. He could replace the disappointing and now-injured Rowdy Tellez. The 27-year-old is still under his rookie contract and is not eligible for arbitration till 2026. He has a .785 OPS with 21 home runs and 47 RBIs. It is surprising the White Sox are open to trading him.