Chicago White Sox: Three starting pitchers to trade away

Vincent Parise
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - APRIL 26: Starting pitcher Carlos Rodon #55 of the Chicago White Sox delivers the ball against the Detroit Tigers at Guaranteed Rate Field on April 26, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - APRIL 26: Starting pitcher Carlos Rodon #55 of the Chicago White Sox delivers the ball against the Detroit Tigers at Guaranteed Rate Field on April 26, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) /
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Chicago White Sox Carlos Rodon
(Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) /

SP. Chicago White Sox. Carlos Rodon. 2. player. 128.

Carlos Rodon has had an up and down career so far with the Chicago White Sox. He was at one point a solid number three behind Chris Sale and Jose Quintana. Those were White Sox teams that were trying to win but always fell short. He has been a very good young pitcher with a lot of upsides. By the time Chris Sale and Jose Quintana were gone, he was the de facto ace of the staff. He made the Opening Day start for the White Sox in 2019.

Rodon has dealt with a lot of injuries throughout his career with the White Sox so far. The most recent was the worst as he had Tommy John surgery during the 2019 season. He isn’t going to be ready at the start of the 2020 season but he should be good to go sometime during the season. He has a lot of talent but it just depends on how long it takes for him to shake the rust off.

Rodon might be the best fit to have a change of scenery. He has never been with the White Sox when they had a successful team. That all might change in 2020 if they do in fact keep him. It would be awesome to see him stick around but if a change of scenery is needed, it is what it is. The White Sox will surely do their due diligence to make sure that the Rodon story ends well for the team.

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