Dallas Keuchel has been a major disappointment for the Chicago White Sox in 2021.
The Chicago White Sox made a big splash when they added Dallas Keuchel after the 2019 season ended. He was one of the first people to believe in what the White Sox were doing but he also needed a job. In 2020, he was brilliant. In fact, he was one of the best pitchers in the American League before the playoffs rolled around. He was bad in his one playoff game and it sort of cost the White Sox their season.
Now, here in 2021, things haven’t gotten better from there. He has been mostly bad this season as he tries to make the playoff roster. We aren’t even talking about him making the playoff rotation right now. It is pretty much a foregone conclusion that he won’t be doing that as Lucas Giolito, Lance Lynn, Dylan Cease, and Carlos Rodon will be handling that.
Keuchel may not even be a bullpen piece at this point. As of right now, there is no reason to consider having him in 2022. It is unclear how they would get rid of him if that decision were made but it might need to be done. It is sad to see but this team’s window to win is wide open and they need to do what they can to keep it that way.