Jun 13, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago White Sox catcher Tyler Flowers (21) talks with relief pitcher Scott Carroll (67) during the seventh inning in a game against the Kansas City Royals at U.S Cellular Field. Mandatory Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports
It is no secret the Chicago White Sox have problems with their pitching depth and the Chicago Sun-Times wrote about the problem on Friday.
In an article with the headline: “Sox are scrambling to solve depth issues on their pitching staff,” it talked about the good and the back of the current pitching staff, but the article also spoke about the Triple-A farm system where there isn’t much help:
"“If only the Sox could turn to Class AAA Charlotte for help. They’re patching the rotation with 29-year-old Scott Carroll, who is 2-5 with a 5.05 ERA and not in much danger of losing his place. It’s pretty clear what the organization’s greatest need is from top to bottom.”"
Maybe some of the players whom the White Sox drafted will eventually be the answer to this problem, but as for the problem in ’14 … that’s going to be a tough fix in my opinion with what they have to offer in Triple-A.
Now we have to see what occurs for the rest of the season with the Triple-A pitchers. If the Sox continue to get out of postseason contention, I believe the they need to see what these Triple-A pitchers can do at the MLB level in either a reliever or starters role.
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