2016 Chicago White Sox Starting Rotation Preview

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The 2015 season was disappointing for the Chicago White Sox, but no one can reasonably blame their starting rotation for that being the case. While Jeff Samardzija did not pitch up to the level he was brought in to perform at, the group as a whole was very good. Even though “Shark” was not able to provide the right handed punch between the cluster of southpaws in the White Sox rotation including Chris Sale and Jose Quintana, he managed to sign a lucrative deal with the San Francisco Giants this offseason, ensuring that his one year run with his boyhood team was largely a disaster. Holdovers from last season’s rotation do include Sale and Quintana as well as Carlos Rodon, and John Danks. Erik Johnson also pitched well in limited starts down the stretch. This week the White Sox looked to bolster that staff by signing free agent pitcher Mat Latos to a one year, $3 million dollar deal (which could be an absolute steal if he channels his pre-injury form). In addition to Latos, former top prospect with the Detroit Tigers, and Miami Marlins Jacob Turner was brought in for rotational depth as well as some additional competition in Spring Training. Barring any injuries in Arizona this year (here’s looking at you Sale, no jumping off your truck this Februrary) here is how the Opening Day rotation will look.