White Sox: An early look at the 2020 starting rotation options

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Chicago White Sox Gio Gonzalez
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Gio Gonzalez. 4. player. 128. . SP. Chicago White Sox

The Chicago White Sox made an under the radar signing when they added Gio Gonzalez during free agency. He is going to come in and be a solid bottom of the rotation guy. He certainly doesn’t move the needle by any means but he is going to be a major upgrade over what they have used as the bottom of the rotation guy. He is going to be so much better than Dylan Covey, Manny Banuelos, Ross Detwiler, and Odrisamar Despaigne were for the White Sox in 2019.

The Sox had a ten-game improvement in 2019 over 2018 with those guys making starts regularly. Now, a guy like Gonzalez can come in and help eat innings. This is going to be an offense that can score a lot of runs so a solid pitcher on the mound every single game is important. Gonzalez provides some more depth in the rotation that the team hasn’t had in a long time.

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He pretty much rounds out the players who are locks to be in the rotation all year if healthy. Obviously, anything can happen but right now he is slated to be a starter for the White Sox in 2020. It is good to have steady guys that will be counted on to do their thing.