Chicago White Sox: Lance Lynn is well deserving of his new contract

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On Saturday morning, news came out that the Chicago White Sox extended starting pitcher Lance Lynn. The 34-year-old was set to be a free agent this upcoming offseason after the White Sox acquired him in a trade with the Texas Rangers this past December. The deal is worth $38 million over the next two seasons and includes a club option for the 2024 season.

The 34-year-old workhorse has been lights out for the White Sox this season. He has posted a 1.99 ERA and a 1.04 WHIP to go with 105 strikeouts through the first half of the season. In 16 starts, Lynn has posted a 9-3 record and has pitched in 90.2 innings for the White Sox.

Lynn has allowed 24 runs this season with 20 of them being earned and has beat hitters with a plethora of fastballs. He has been dominating hitters with his four-seam fastball, sinker, and cutter pitch mix. Lynn has also limited opposing hitters to a .189 batting average on the season.

Lynn has been the starting pitcher the White Sox have needed for years. A guy who eats up innings and dominates hitters. Slotting in that second spot in the rotation, Lynn has performed like a true staff ace.

Lance Lynn is well-deserving of his new Chicago White Sox contract extension.

Lynn was named an All-Star this season to go along with three other White Sox players and pitched a scoreless second inning in the Midsummer Classic, helping the American League defeat the National League by a score of 5-2.

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The organization heard the fan chants of “EXTEND LANCE LYNN” and White Sox General Manager Rick Hahn delivered. Lance Lynn has always been a perfect fit for the Southsiders and the White Sox will now head into the second half knowing that they’ve got their guy locked up for the next two seasons. Lynn’s next start will come next week against the Minnesota Twins as they head to Chicago for a four-game series.