Chicago White Sox: Three best offseason moves

Joshua Finkelstein
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Chicago White Sox Dallas Keuchel
NEW YORK, NY – AUGUST 25: Dallas Keuchel #60 of the Atlanta Braves reacts during the second inning against the New York Mets at Citi Field on August 25, 2019 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. Teams are wearing special color-schemed uniforms with players choosing nicknames to display for Players’ Weekend. The Braves won 2-1. (Photo by Adam Hunger/Getty Images) /

2. Dallas Keuchel

After missing out on top-tier arms like Zack Wheeler and Stephen Strasburg, the White Sox eventually landed the starter they desperately needed when they signed Dallas Keuchel to a three-year, $55.5 million contract.

The left-hander certainly provides stability at the top half of the rotation behind Lucas Giolito, who is coming off a breakout season.

Keuchel, 32, only made 19 starts for the Atlanta Braves in 2019 after not signing a contract until June. During his time in Atlanta, he had a 3.75 ERA, 4.72 FIP, and 1.367 WHIP with 7.3 K/9 as compared to 3.1 BB/9.

Despite the fact he is not the Cy Young Award-winning pitcher he once was with the Astros, his likelihood of regressing further long-term is not too high given he’s never been reliant on velocity, which doesn’t age well.

His experience is something that could be very valuable in a rotation surrounded by arms who are largely trying to make a name for themselves.

The White Sox actually made good use of their rotation spots this offseasons as they also potentially landed one of the best bargains of the offseason in Gio Gonzalez to further stabilize the rotation. Both southpaws could dramatically improve the White Sox rotation in 2020.

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