MLB Trade Deadline: Three White Sox rumors that never came true

Vincent Parise
CLEVELAND, OH - SEPTEMBER 14: Mike Clevinger #52 of the Cleveland Indians pitches during the first game of a doubleheader against the Minnesota Twins on September 14, 2019 at Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Brace Hemmelgarn/Minnesota Twins/Getty Images)
CLEVELAND, OH - SEPTEMBER 14: Mike Clevinger #52 of the Cleveland Indians pitches during the first game of a doubleheader against the Minnesota Twins on September 14, 2019 at Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Brace Hemmelgarn/Minnesota Twins/Getty Images) /
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Chicago White Sox Lance Lynn
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Lance Lynn/Los Angeles Dodgers Trade

Right behind Clevinger on the starting pitching trade market was Lance Lynn of the Texas Rangers. The White Sox were all over that rumor as well and it lasted for a few days leading up to the trade deadline. He isn’t as good as Clevinger but he still would have looked really nice behind the two White Sox studs at the top of the rotation. However, it is good that the White Sox didn’t make a crazy move to acquire him and hurt themselves down the road.

Lynn is a great player for the Rangers but he isn’t someone to mortgage the future over. This is also a super strange season and we don’t know how it is going to end so it is probably good that the White Sox didn’t overpay for a guy like that. The Los Angeles Dodgers came close to getting him but even they failed to get a deal done.

Lynn was informed at the deadline that he would remain with the Texas Rangers for the balance of the season. It is probably good for him and his family because they don’t have to see him pack up and move for a few months during a global pandemic. He may be a name to re-visit during the offseason but for now, Dylan Cease and Dane Dunning might really be able to carry the bottom of the rotation for now.

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