The Chicago White Sox should go after Marcus Stroman this winter.
The Chicago White Sox might have an interesting set of circumstances on their hands after this seasons as far as their pitching. They have Lucas Giolito and Dallas Keuchel who we don’t have to worry about. Then there is Dylan Cease, Carlos Rodon, and Reynaldo Lopez who they are still trying to learn a lot about. The hope is that Michael Kopech is back but they still might want to go for a veteran this winter to help support these guys.
Marcus Stroman is in the news as of yesterday because he announced that he is going to opt-out for the rest of the season due to COVID-19 concerns. He is officially a free agent now that his season is over and can sign with whoever he wants. He went this 2020 season without throwing a pitch in a game that counts.
He was with the Toronto Blue Jays for parts of six seasons before being traded to the Mets during the 2019 season. He was supposed to be a part of a very good rotation this year but injuries and opt-outs have stopped that from happening for the New York Mets. Now, lots of teams are going to be trying to get Stroman to come to their city to pitch for their team.
The White Sox would be wise to try and bring this guy in during the offseason. He is capable of being a really good number three for this team while some of the other guys try to make names for themselves pitching behind him. With Giolito and Keuchel ahead of him in the rotation, it feels like that would be a great 1-3. From a pure baseball point of view, this feels like a no brainer if he was interested in coming to the South Side.
From a leadership standpoint, it seems like this guy would be perfect for this team. He brings a lot to the table and that could go a long way in helping the younger guys take it to the next level. He was once in a lot of their shoes and knows what it is like. This should absolutely be something the Sox consider during the offseason.