One of the top pitchers on the market is Stephen Strasburg. He was amazing in the playoffs for Washington en route to winning the World Series. He was especially good in the actual World Series and he won the World Series MVP. It was an awesome run by an awesome pitcher. A few days after winning the championship he informed the Nationals that he was not going to opt-in to his current contract. He is a free agent.
That fact does not guarantee that he will leave Washington, he is just going to get a major payday regardless of who he plays for. The White Sox would be really smart to use some of that money they have on a high quality starting pitcher. With guys like Lucas Giolito, Michael Kopech, and Dylan Cease in the fold, they would really benefit from adding a top of the rotation stud like Strasburg. He also has some extra playoff experience now that would really go a long way with this group if they are able to turn the corner in 2020.
He went 18-6 with a 3.32 ERA and a 1.038 WHIP. It was an outstanding season for Strasburg and one he is going to be looking to build on in 2020. For what he would bring to the rotation and to the team as a whole both on and off the field would truly be worth the money he is going to cost. It may be unlikely, but if you are the White Sox it is something that they should explore.