The Chicago White Sox made one of the biggest moves of the Winter Meetings when they traded Dane Dunning to the Texas Rangers for Lance Lynn. Dunning would have been on this list but much lower and now they have Lynn instead. He is truly one of the best pitchers in the league and not many people really talk about it. He came in 5th place for the American League Cy Young in 2019 and 6th place for it in 2020. He has put together a really nice stretch here.
The White Sox are hoping that they can get that same level of production out of him. He could even end up as the number two pitcher but going righty, lefty, righty, seems like the best possible option for the White Sox going into 2021. Lynn was sandwiched right in between Giolito and Keuchel for the 2020 Cy Young Award.
If Lynn comes into 2021 and pitches as well as we know he can, the White Sox will have one of the best rotations in all of baseball. Having three guys with ace potential in one rotation has to have them feeling good about a playoff series as well. Giving up Dunning was tough but landing a veteran like Lynn should really help them going into a season in which they are clearly trying to win the World Series.