Adding Marcus Stroman would be awesome for the Chicago White Sox.
The Chicago White Sox have a lot of good talent on their team. They are for sure going to be a World Series contender in 2021 if they play their cards right over this next offseason. Part of playing their cards right here would be by adding some pitching depth, particularly at the starting rotation. Marcus Stroman would be a great place to start if they are really serious about finding that third starter. He would make a great addition to an up and coming staff that is trying to win.
Stroman has spent most of his career playing for the team that drafted him in the Toronto Blue Jays. Halfway through the 2019 season, Stroman was acquired in a trade by the New York Mets. He opted out of the 2020 season that was shortened to 60 games because of COVID-19 and is now a free agent. He is going to be free to sign wherever he wants during Major League Baseball’s offseason that is going to begin soon.
Stroman could easily be sold on why coming to the Chicago White Sox would be a great idea. They are a young team that is on the come up to be a great team for a long time. They have just finished one of the most painful rebuilds that a team could go through and that is how you know they did it the right way. It was done by building it all the way up from nothing and now they are ready to compete. If he signed a three or four-year deal he would have pretty convincing evidence that the team will be good for every one of those years.
There would also be a good amount of protection in the starting rotation for him. We know that Lucas Giolito is the ace and should be locked into that number one spot for a long time. Giolito also has Dallas Keuchel pitching right behind him which is a fantastic 1-2 punch. Adding Stroman in there to form somewhat of a three-headed monster would be great.
What would the White Sox be getting in Stroman? Well, he can be a guy who gives you consistently solid pitching every single start with the potential to be a top-flight pitcher on any given night. He isn’t likely to go out there and win a Cy Young on your ballclub but he can give you a chance to win almost all of his starts.
There is a chance that any team that doesn’t kick the tires on Stroman this offseason will regret it big time. The White Sox would be smart to not be one of those teams and give him a chance to come pitch for them. He might not come at a cheap price but he certainly would be worth it in the long run, especially for a White Sox team that desperately has the need for a guy like him.