The Chicago White Sox fanbase already knows what it is like to see their team trade away an ace pitcher. They saw the White Sox do that back in 2016 when they sent Chris Sale to the Boston Red Sox and began their rebuild. It hurt at first but it also really helped them start to build something special. A day after that trade, the White Sox sent Adam Eaton to the Washington Nationals for a few pitching prospects.
One of those pitching prospects was Lucas Giolito. He was one of the world’s top pitching prospects and the White Sox had a lot of hope for him. He looked like a complete bust after 2018 was over because he was statistically the worst pitcher in the MLB. He then had an all-time great bounce-back season in 2019 which even earned him some Cy Young votes. It was a great year for him and one that turned him into a superstar.
The White Sox need to make sure that he keeps it up so they can continue to have success with him leading the way on the mound. He can’t just be a one-hit-wonder after how his 2019 went as he has to show he can do it again. All signs, however, point to him being able to be dominant for the next decade which really excites White Sox fans.