Chicago White Sox News: Lance Lynn has been acquired

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Lance Lynn has been traded to the Chicago White Sox by the Texas Rangers.

The Chicago White Sox have made a stunning, and seemingly out of nowhere late-night trade on Monday evening. They made a trade with the Texas Rangers to acquire Lance Lynn. They were rumored to be in on Lynn back at the trade deadline but nothing ever came of it. Well, now they are going to have him in what promises to be a really good rotation. He is going to slot in perfectly for what the White Sox are trying to accomplish.

He is going to fit in perfectly as their number three starter. Lucas Giolito and Dallas Keuchel will, in all likelihood, preceded him in the rotation and he will be the third guy. If you are able to put a successful Dylan Cease and Michael Kopech behind him, that could be one really great pitching staff. The White Sox are really in business now.

Lynn was pretty good on a Texas Rangers team that wasn’t very good in 2020. He ended the shortened 60 game season with a 6-3 record, a  3.32 ERA, and a 1.060 WHIP. Those are some nice numbers to just throw into a White Sox rotation that needed one more great starter. Lynn will be that guy right away.

Of course, there is the “what did they give up” question. Dane Dunning is going to be sent over to the Texas Rangers. He is a brilliant young pitcher that has a very bright future. He was awesome for the White Sox in his shortened rookie season this year. There were a few hiccups along the way but overall he was awesome! The Texas Rangers are really getting something special in return with Dunning.

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Each team is getting what they need for 2021. The Rangers probably aren’t going to be very good so they will focus on developing young players. Dunning will fit that mold perfectly. The White Sox, on the other hand, are clearly a team that is going for it. Lance Lynn is a great addition to their staff heading into 2020. Now, time for a right fielder.

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