The Chicago White Sox are having a big offseason already and adding Zack Wheeler to the rotation would be huge for their success going forward.
The Chicago White Sox has already had a busy offseason and it isn’t even that far into it. They have signed Jose Abreu to a contract extension and given Yasmani Grandal a contract as a free agent to come in a be a big part of the White Sox lineup. This team has a bright future with the pieces they have brought in to supplement the core they have built.
One thing that is an area of concern right now is pitching. They have Lucas Giolito as their ace but beyond him are some big question marks. Dylan Cease made his MLB debut in 2019 and had games where he was good and games he struggled. He has a very high ceiling and should be there for the future. Michael Kopech and Carlos Rodon both had Tommy John surgery and are expected to return in 2020. Reynaldo Lopez is also there but he struggled a bit at times in 2019. He will be looking to find what made him so good in 2018 as we move forward.
The fact of the matter is that they need to make an upgrade to help their depth. There are rumors out there that the White Sox are the clear leaders to land Zack Wheeler. The free-agent starter is looking for a new home and the Chicago White Sox might be the perfect spot for the 29-year-old. He would be the oldest starter on the staff and that is something they need. Experience on how to be successful over a long span of time is important to baseball teams.
Wheeler was impressive in 2019 so if he can bring some of that to the White Sox he would be great at the top of this rotation. He had an 11-8 record on a New York Mets team that had a very up and down season. His ERA was 3.96 and he had a 1.259 WHIP. His addition is something that would be a win for Rich Hahn and the White Sox, It sounds like the White Sox have a shot at this guy so hopefully, they are able to make it happen.