Chicago White Sox: Four guys who are competing for last two starter spots

Vincent Parise
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - AUGUST 23: Dylan Cease #84 of the Chicago White Sox throws a pitch during the first inning of a game against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field on August 23, 2020 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Nuccio DiNuzzo/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - AUGUST 23: Dylan Cease #84 of the Chicago White Sox throws a pitch during the first inning of a game against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field on August 23, 2020 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Nuccio DiNuzzo/Getty Images) /
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Carlos Rodon Chicago White Sox
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128. . SP. Chicago White Sox. Carlos Rodon. 55. player

Speaking of bringing someone back, it was very interesting when it came out that Carlos Rodon would in fact be coming to the White Sox in 2021. They declined his option earlier in the offseason which made sense but they ended up bringing him back anyway. He was a very high White Sox draft pick but hasn’t panned out as we thought he would.

It looked for a while like he was going to be the number three behind Chris Sale and Jose Quintana but we all know how that panned out. Then, it looked like he had a chance to be the ace of the staff long term but we also know how that panned out. A lot of guys have passed him by in the organization but you can never have enough starting pitching.

Because of his talent, he is getting another chance. Injuries had a lot to do with his struggles so you have to wonder how he would pitch in a healthy year. He claims that he signed because he was told he was signing as a starter but it is hard to see that being a guarantee. If Kopech is better than him, he should be starting instead. Nobody outside of the big three has the leash to just be guaranteed a spot right now, including Rodon.

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