White Sox: They should keep Cole Hamels in Chicago

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The Chicago White Sox need some pitching and there is a guy on the other side of town that would be a great fit with this club.

The Chicago White Sox know that they need to add some pitching this offseason. They have already been busy since the World Series ended as the signed Yasmani Grandal to a four-year deal in addition to signing Jose Abreu and James McCann to contract extensions. This team is serious about winning and 2020 might just be the beginning.

There are rumors out there that the White Sox are not only going after one starting pitcher but two. They already have some nice pieces set in place like Lucas Giolito, Michael Kopech, and Dylan Cease. They believe that these guys will be a part of the future but they need some veteran leadership on the staff. There are a lot of options out there to come in and help out.

One of those options is former Chicago Cubs, Philadelphia Phillies, and Texas Rangers pitcher Cole Hamels. Hamels went on the “White Sox Talk Podcast” with our friend Chuck Garfien and expressed interest in the White Sox. He is coming off two years with the Cubs so he wouldn’t have to move very far if he were to come to the south side.

Hamels is on the older side but he would definitely bring some stability to the back end of the rotation. At this point in his career, he might be best suited as the fourth or fifth pitcher on the staff but that is exactly what they would need from him. He had a good year with an underwhelming Cubs team in 2019 so if he could bring some of that to the White Sox for a year or two it would be awesome.

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He had a record of 7-7, an ERA of 3.81, a WHIP of 1.391, and a WAR of 3.0. Those are some pretty good numbers for a player in his age 35 year. You would like to see that record come up but the Cubs didn’t really do him any favor with run support. For a pitcher that made 27 starts, it says a lot about his team if he only had a decision in 14 of them. If he came to the White Sox, he would be a perfect fit.