The Chicago White Sox should do whatever it takes to make the best of the situation that every team is dealing with. Michael Kopech can take advantage.
The Chicago White Sox have some work to do now. They, along with the rest of the MLB, are on hold waiting for the Coronavirus to subside. They have shut down Spring Training for the time being and the regular season is going to be delayed. That is why the Chicago White Sox need to do what it takes to take advantage of this situation. Everyone has to deal with it so they might as well do well with it.
Michael Kopech is trying to make a comeback from Tommy John surgery. It is a little bit easier to come back from it in 2020 than it was a long time ago but it is still less than ideal. With that said, Kopech looks to be back and better than ever. He was very good in his return to the mound in Spring Training, although it was just one inning. He was able to hit triple digits on the radar gun multiple times which shows that his velocity went nowhere.
Kopech might have to start the season in AAA ball but we don’t know the ramifications of the suspended season. Kopech can use this to his advantage if he were smart about it. There are no games for him to perfect his craft right now so he needs to be working hard away from the field. It would be wise for him to continue throwing to make sure he is good to go when things get back to normal. We really don’t know how long this is going to take but all of the players need to be ready for when it does.
Kopech and the White Sox are finally ready to be a good baseball team. It has been a long time coming but it is finally time. We might need to wait just a little bit longer. Kopech is, hopefully, going to take advantage of this time off to make sure he is even more ready to go than we thought.