Chicago White Sox: Jimenez and Cease dominate their old team
The Chicago White Sox owned the Chicago Cubs in a trade a few years ago. The defending World Series champion Cubs really thought they needed another good starter to defend their crown. They were right but they didn’t make the right decision in finding that guy. To try and get that done in a cost-controlled manner, they sent Eloy Jimenez, Dylan Cease, and two other prospects to the White Sox in exchange for Jose Quintana.
It is not something that is seen as a terrible trade for the Cubs. It has the potential to go down as one of the worst trades in the history of the sport. The White Sox landed a hitter in Eloy Jimenez that can hit 45+ home runs, have 100+ RBIs, and have a .300 batting average in every year of his prime. They also landed a front-line starter in Dylan Cease.
They both dominated in Sunday’s big win over the Cubs. Jimenez hit a three-run home run that extended an already large White Sox lead. He is a big threat at the plate every time and he made the Cubs pay in this one. He has owned his old team in the past and now he is making it a regular thing.
As for Cease, he has been one of the best pitchers in baseball this season. He went 6.0 innings where he gave up one run and had 11 strikeouts. He handed the ball to the bullpen needing to get nine quick outs and they did it. His stuff is continuing to look better and better which is scary for the league. He is now tied for 4th in the MLB with 188 on the season.
The Chicago White Sox love to see Dylan Cease and Eloy Jimenez contributing to wins.
These aren’t the only two players who led the way in the win but they were big parts of it. It also isn’t the first time that they have performed well in the same game against the Cubs. Everyone wants to beat their old team when they get the opportunity and it hasn’t been hard for these two yet. The Cubs would absolutely like to have them back but they have some things to do on the South Side now that they are there.
Hopefully, both of these guys continue to do that for the rest of the season. Cease is going to be a part of the playoff rotation and Jimenez has MVP-type talent that he would love to show off in the playoffs. For now, a big win over the Cubs is great.