Chicago White Sox: Alex Colome is now a division rival

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There is a little part of the fanbase that should be a bit sad that Alex Colome is gone. He was a great Chicago White Sox closer for two years. When he came into ballgames with a small lead, the White Sox and their fans felt good about the win. He wasn’t on a team that got over the edge and is leaving right as they are on the cusp of that. It is even worse now that he is a division rival.

Alex Colome is leaving the Chicago White Sox to join the Minnesota Twins.

Colome is going to Minnesota on a one year deal worth 6.25 million dollars. It is definitely a move that improves the Minnesota Twins even more. They are now a much better team than they were a day ago as they resigned Nelson Cruz and brought in Colome within a span of 24 hours. Out of all of the teams in the A.L Central that the White Sox will face, the Twins stand in their way of a division title the most.

Now, it is all okay because the White Sox signed Liam Hendriks. Hendriks, in the eyes of many, is the best closer in the world. If the White Sox didn’t land him, this would sting a lot more. Each team has a very good closer which means that the early portion of their matchups is going to mean so much more. Hopefully, the White Sox are able to score more runs in the early going of these games.

Colome’s numbers with the White Sox over two years did not disappoint. He had an ERA of 2.27 and a WHIP of 1.032. He had 42 saves, a win-loss record of 6-5, 71 strikeouts, and only 31 walks. Those are some fantastic numbers for a closer that was on a mediocre 2019 team and an inexperienced but good 2020 team. Nobody can deny that he did his part in a White Sox uniform.

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It is sad to see a guy that the fanbase liked go to a bitter rival but that is the nature of the game now. All we can do is hope that the White Sox will be able to take advantage of any insight they might have on his pitching. This division is going to be a battle until the very end of the season and each team’s bullpen is going to play a big part in it. Hopefully, the White Sox are able to come out on top between their offense and pitching.