Chicago White Sox: Three Minnesota Twins free agents to consider

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Chicago White Sox Jake Odorizzi
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SP. Minnesota Twins. Jake Odorizzi. 12. player. 2.

The Chicago White Sox have a top three in their rotation that can battle against any top three in all of baseball. Lucas Giolito, Dallas Keuchel, and Lance Lynn are going to be relied on heavily to be great in 2021 and possibly beyond. After them, there is probably going to be somewhat of a competition for those spots as the fourth or fifth starter. Dylan Cease has a good chance of being one of those guys and there is Michael Kopech looking to take a big step.

Jake Odorizzi might be able to help them with depth until more of the young guys are ready. He was a pretty good pitcher throughout his career for the Kansas City Royals, Tampa Bay Rays, and Minnesota Twins. He had a down year in 2020 but he didn’t play that much due to injury.

His last full and healthy season was 2019 and he was so good. He was an American League All-Star who had an ERA of 3.51. He went 15-7 and helped lead the Twins to a division title. At 30 years old, there is no reason to believe he can’t be that good again in 2021 as long as he stays healthy. If a pitcher like that joined this staff, they would have an even better chance of being one of the best.

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