The Chicago White Sox are heavily dependent on Lucas Giolito. They believe that he is their ace for the long term and they rightfully should. There are other pitchers who have the potential to be just as good if not better but for now, that guys is Giolito. He was sensational in 2019 after 2018 where he struggled mightily. He is hoping that 2020 mirrors 2019 in terms of being a dominant pitcher for this team. If he does that, they will certainly have that much better of a chance at the playoffs.
He came into Spring Training with a bit of an injury that caused people to say that he was “about a week behind.” That was long before Spring Training was paused and there is no reason to think that he now is behind. He should be fully ready to go by the time the season resumes, whenever that may be. He is a huge part of this organization and it is going to remain that way for a long time.
Hopefully, during the break, Giolito is able to stay healthy from a literal perspective and a baseball perspective. He can take advantage of this time off by making sure that his arm is fully healthy and ready to go for Opening Day. Whenever it is, he is expected to be named the starter.