The Chicago White Sox have had Carlos Rodon waiting in the wings for a long time. He was there to be the third starter behind Chris Sale and Jose Quintana once upon a time. Since then, he has dealt with a lot of injuries while the White Sox have stockpiled lots of young arms to come in and make an impact someday. Rodon might be the odd man out once all is said and done.
Now, if Rodon is able to find his form and round into the front of the rotation starter then the White Sox should keep him. If not, they already developed Lucas Giolito and signed Dallas Keuchel and Gio Gonzalez to contracts of different lengths. They also have Reynaldo Lopez and Dylan Cease who each ate innings in 2019 as they look to become reliable starters. There is also Michael Kopech coming back from Tommy John surgery sometime early in 2020. That is a lot of starting pitching so if someone is willing to take a flyer on Rodon, the White Sox should do it.
He has dealt with a lot of injuries throughout his career so far. The most recent was having Tommy John surgery just like Kopech. He is going to take longer than Kopech’s to recover from because it happened much more recently. He has also dealt with some other injuries throughout so a change of scenery could go a long way with him. It would be nice to see him stay and reach his potential but if the right package is offered for him the White Sox should at least think about it.