The Chicago White Sox needed an ace in 2019. It wasn’t looking like they were going to have one but Lucas Giolito really stepped up. He had one of the best comeback seasons of anyone in the league. He was one of the worst pitchers in all of baseball in 2018 and he turned it around into a magical 2019 season that saw him get Cy Young votes. White Sox fans should be so thankful that he is a member of this organization and will be for a long time.
It is very clear that Giolito knows how to take a negative past and let it die. He knows how to move forward and is easily coached. That is the kind of guy you want leading a pitching staff and he is that guy. There is a good chance that he is their opening day starter in 2020. That would be a great symbol of how the rebuild has gone and where it can lead.
Like Moncada, Giolito is a symbol of the rebuild. He was the main piece acquired in the Adam Eaton trade with the Washington Nationals and one of the first ones to be called up to the Major Leagues. He is so good and the hope is that he can build on what he did in 2019. If he can be just as good or even better then the White Sox have a real star on their hands.