The Chicago White Sox have a phenomenal bullpen on paper. Some people on the outside looking in might see a bunch of names that they don’t recognize and see it as underwhelming but those who follow this team know how good they are. Guys like Matt Foster, Garrett Crochet, Jace Fry, Evan Marshall, and Codi Heuer aren’t household names yet but they are all very good and should compete for innings this year. Add Liam Hendriks, who is widely considered the best reliever in the world and you have yourself a great bullpen.
It would be smart for the Chicago White Sox to consider making more additions.
This is a good bullpen that is going to protect a really good rotation. There are going to be guys like Lucas Giolito, Lance Lynn, Dallas Keuchel, and Dylan Cease while guys like Carlos Rodon, Michael Kopech, and Reynaldo Lopez compete for the fifth spot. The ones who don’t win the job are likely going to be in the bullpen, depending on how they perform.
We also know how impressive the starting lineup is going to be. They were one of the best in 2020 and should get even better as the young guys get even better. If they are going to score that many runs this year, it would be wise to make sure that they have a bullpen that can protect a lead.
As good of a bullpen as it looks like it is going to be, adding to it would be smart. Not only could it help their depth, but it can also keep some of their biggest rivals from bolstering their bullpens. These are three relievers still out there that they can go for: