Five Chicago White Sox doomed to be gone by next season

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Gio Gonzalez. 47. player. 128. . SP. Chicago White Sox

The Gio Gonzalez experiment should be over after one miserable year with the team that originally drafted him. No disrespect to him, but he just wasn’t very good for the White Sox this year. He has had a good career in the NHL but it feels like they should not even consider bringing him back next year. It would be much wiser to see the younger kids get a chance to lock up spots in the rotation.

He had a -0.3 WAR so he literally had negative value to the White Sox this season. He went 1-2 with a 4.83 ERA and 1.863 WHIP. Those are some pretty awful numbers for a pitcher on a team that is a playoff contender. You have to think that they would have had a much better seed if they were able to get better pitching from him or someone else in his place.

At 35 years old, it isn’t a lock that his career is over but it should be with the White Sox. They didn’t work out as a match but he might be able to go to a rebuilding team to help out with that. He was a nice addition at the time but in hindsight, they would be much better off by handing the ball over to someone else. He really isn’t even worth keeping for the bullpen at this point either.