The Chicago White Sox are officially AL Central Contenders
Updated: Jan 5
I mean exactly what I titled this blog. Heyman perfectly sums up this deal, and the White Sox have signed the veteran Southpaw they need to lead this young rotation into the future. Former CY Young Winner and World Series Champion, this guy knows how to fucking win. As for the rest of the rotation?
Giolito is a straight fucking dude. He was a legitimate CY Young Candidate for a good majority of the year, and is the type of dude I want leading this rotation into the future. The absolute best kind of baseball weirdo possible. Kopech will most likely start the year in AAA, and this rate, I don't see the need to rush him back into the rotation. In October, Kopech threw in an instructional league and was touching 100+ throughout the start. Might've said something that gave me a massive boner too
Kopech said that the surgery was the "best thing to ever happen" to him.
Via NBC Sports Chicago
Gio Gonzalez is another solid veteran, and at $5 million for the year, I can't complain. One of Cease, Lopez and Rodon will be traded in my opinion. Not sure which one, but it'll be to acquire an outfielder most likely. If I had to guess, it'll be Lopez, but I'd like to see all of them stick around I think. Stick Lopez in the pen and let him figure it out, his stuff is fucking nasty when he can find the strike zone and consistently locate his fastball. I personally think Rodon's the odd man out. Just remember, starting pitching depth is a pretty damn good problem to have.
With the way the lineup is shaping together, I'd expect this by the break
1. Robert CF
2. Moncada 3B
3. Abreu 1B
4. Grandal C
5. Eloy LF
6. McCan DH (Signing pending)
7. Anderson SS
8. Mazara RF
9. Madrigal 2B
Why not sign a Donaldson? Castellanos makes almost too much sense. Encarnacion? Dude would legitimately come close to 50 bombs playing at the G-Spot.
Big things coming from the South Siders this year. All I wanted for Christmas was Jerry Reisndorf to open up his fucking checkbook and it's happening. Buckle the fuck up everyone, the White Sox have a division to win