The Chicago White Sox are linked to a lot of free agents because of certain needs and an open wallet but are they the mystery team for Gerrit Cole?
The Chicago White Sox need some extra pitchers before the 2020 season gets underway. There is a high level of interest across Major League Baseball in where superstar pitcher Gerrit Cole will end up. So far this offseason, the teams that appear ready to make the offer to get it done are the New York Yankees, Los Angeles Dodgers, and Los Angeles Angels. There are now reports from agent Scott Boras that there are two mystery teams now in on Cole.
Could the White Sox be one of those mystery teams? There is a good chance because they have the need and money. Gerrit Cole is probably looking to join a winning ballclub that can also pay him as he is coming off playing for the Houston Astros who have played in three straight American League Championship Series. The White Sox are able to sell free agents the fact that they are going to be a good team for a long time because they have a lot of talent.
Cole would come to Chicago and sit atop a really good rotation. He would lead a crew of Lucas Giolito, Michael Kopech, and Dylan Cease which are all guys who have a high ceiling. This all coming together would be so great for this team’s chance to win. Cole would be a sign that this team is seriously ready to win.
The White Sox know that they have a lot of talent in the starting lineup so they will be able to score some runs. They just need to focus now on being able to keep the opposition from scoring and that is going to take good pitching and defense. If Cole were to come to Chicago that would be another step towards that happening. Hopefully, the White Sox are that mystery team and actually have a chance to get it done.