Chicago White Sox: Three likely players dealt at deadline
Alex Colome has been exactly what the White Sox hoped for in a closer. He has come into each game that had a save situation and pretty much been great every time. He has a credited record of 3-1, but in 39 games he has 21 saves. The White Sox are going to need a closer when they’re competing for the division, so it will be interesting to see if the White Sox keep him or not.
He would bring a lot to a team with playoff aspirations. You can pretty much count on the game being over if Alex Colome comes into it with a lead. Obviously, nobody is perfect but he does have 21 saves in 22 opportunities. The one blown save was against the defending World Series Champion Boston Red Sox. Those are impressive stats for this guy and lots of teams would want some of that.
Whoever acquires him could pay more based on the fact that there’s a chance that he isn’t just a rental. He is arbitration-eligible in 2020 and then a free agent in 2021. So a team with a two-year window would be the most ideal for Colome if the White Sox don’t want to keep him for next year.
His ERA in 2019 is 2.33 and a .802 WHIP. Those are some good numbers for a guy that comes in the ninth inning to shut down the other team for the win. Not everybody is cut out for those moments and Colome is for sure. He would definitely bring a lot to a team that has that hole to fill.