Chicago White Sox: What is wrong with the starting rotation?

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May 2, 2015; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Hector Noesi (48) walks along the dugout during the game with the Minnesota Twins at Target Field. The Twins win 5-3. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports

The back of the White Sox rotation has been as bad as advertised. Hector Noesi has made three starts, lost all three and has an ERA of 6.75.

While I think his ERA will end up being lower than that, but I doubt it will be much below 5.00.

John Danks is another problem, who has a 1-3 record and a 6.20 ERA. Danks has at least been OK twice, having quality starts versus Cleveland and Kansas City. However, he has been awful on the road, considering the fact that he has yet to pitch six full innings in a game.

Carlos Rodon could enter the rotation at some point over the next month or two. If he pitches decent in the doubleheader versus the Reds Saturday, Rodon could replace Noesi due to the fact that Danks at least can give the White Sox a quality start about half the time.

The White Sox rotation is due for a big improvement. When that happens, I don’t know, but with the top three in the rotation, it is unlikely that this staff will be in the bottom five when it comes to ERA at the end of the season.

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