Lance Lynn and Tony La Russa of the Chicago White Sox have been successful in the past.
Not a lot of people liked the Tony La Russa hire made by the Chicago White Sox. He is coming into an organization that has World Series expectations so the pressure is on. He should be able to handle it because of the fact that he has won the World Series three times in his career. He hasn’t coached since 2011 but he did go out as a World Series champion.
The White Sox just acquired Lance Lynn in a trade with the Texas Rangers. He had been with them for two years. He also had a couple of half-season stints with the Minnesota Twins and New York Yankees but before that, he was a St. Louis Cardinals pitcher for six years. He made his debut with the Cardinals in 2011 and his manager was Tony La Russa. Together, they went all the way to the World Series.
Of course, it was one of the most insane finishes to an MLB season in the history of the league. These two are bringing that level of experience to a very young team that has never made the playoffs before 2020. Their stay in the playoffs was short but they are hoping that they are able to have an extended stay in 2021 and beyond. Adding two guys like Lynn and La Russa might really be able to help them.
Now, these two are reunited in a very different situation. It is chemistry between a coach and pitcher that has been successful in the past. Now, both of them are in Chicago ready to try and do it again with a completely different team. La Russa is going to be very confident when he goes to battle with Lynn on the mound.
He most certainly will be right there at the top of the rotation with Lucas Giolito and Dallas Keuchel. If some of the kids behind him are able to be dominant, it could be one of the best rotations in all of baseball. In a way, it is cool that these two are able to be together again. Hopefully, it works out well for both of them and the White Sox.