Chicago White Sox: This is the perfect rotation for the 2021 season

Vincent Parise
OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 29: Lucas Giolito #27 of the Chicago White Sox pitches against the Oakland Athletics in the first inning of game one of their wild card series at RingCentral Coliseum on September 29, 2020 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 29: Lucas Giolito #27 of the Chicago White Sox pitches against the Oakland Athletics in the first inning of game one of their wild card series at RingCentral Coliseum on September 29, 2020 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images) /
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The Chicago White Sox need to have a great pitching rotation in 2021.

The Chicago White Sox are going to have a very good team in 2021. They have a lot of talent in all parts of the diamond. Of course, their lineup is spectacular and it is going to be even better in 2021. They have an abundance of players who can hit the ball out of the park along with the ability to hit for contact. They scratched the surface of their potential in 2020 and we know it is going to get even better in 2021.

Of course, the defense and pitching are going to need to be great to take full advantage of an offense like that. As far as defense, they improved mightily in 2020. They were one of the worst defensive units in all of baseball for 2019 and were much better in 2020. They had a total of five Gold Glove nominations and Luis Robert took it home in his rookie season.

Even more important than offense and defense are pitching. If you can’t pitch well, you have no chance to win baseball games on a regular basis. We know that the White Sox have a very good bullpen. They still might even add more to it this offseason which would be nice but they are set up nicely for 2021.

The rotation was pretty good in 2020. It did, however, run out of gas by the time the playoffs rolled around. They had a brilliant 1-2 punch all season long and just some solid play behind them but that turned out to not be enough in the postseason. If they are going to win a World Series, they need to be just a little bit better. This is the best possible rotation for them in 2021:

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