9) The White Sox's last option could become a fan-favorite player for the Mets
The Chicago White Sox have many options to sell by this trade deadline, and perhaps one of the most difficult decisions for the front office would be what to do with Liam Hendriks. Hendriks represents a story of overcoming. After battling cancer, the all-star reliever return this season in an incredible comeback.
However, the pitcher is on the disabled list with inflammation in his pitching arm elbow. This situation must be monitored. With his recent health process may lead the White Sox to try to sell Hendriks before he has major problems.
In health, Hedriks is a top 3 among relievers. This prompted the White Sox to offer him a multiyear contract which expires this season. However, he does have a $15 million club option with a $1 million buyout, but if he's traded, the option would be automatically applied.
If the elbow injury ends up being a problem and preventing him from pitching this season, the best-case scenario for Hendriks would be a trade to guarantee his contract. With elbow pain being one of the biggest concerns among pitchers, some teams may be wary of pursuing this pitcher.
The Mets could play a big gamble and make a trade for Hendriks who, if he could get back to health, would be a critical piece for the Mets this season. In the worst-case scenario, the Mets could pair Hendriks with Edwin Diaz next season, making the Mets bullpen the most feared in the league. But only if the price is right for them.