Chicago White Sox: This is the perfect playoff pitching rotation
Some tough decisions are coming from the Chicago White Sox on their roster.
With Giolito, Cease, Lynn, and Rodon as the four pitchers slated to be the starters, that leaves Dallas Keuchel as the odd man out. Dallas Keuchel has had a tough season but this man deserves some respect. He is a former World Series champion and Cy Young Award winner. He has the ability to help a baseball team win games in more ways than one.
Keuchel deserves to make the postseason roster. He will be useful as someone who can make a start if someone can’t pitch or come in from the bullpen. Either way, he is a good pitcher to have available if needed. With the rotation set like this, it also probably means that Lopez and Kopech are bullpen guys as well.
Pitching is incredibly important in today’s game. If you don’t have it in high doses, you are not going to make it very far. The White Sox has great pitching and a manager in Tony La Russa that is capable of managing it properly.
Obviously, Cease, Giolito, and Lynn can go in any order but the one listed above makes the most sense based on how things have been going recently. All four of these guys can be the guy to start things off but they all have an equal say in the White Sox making a deep run. If the bullpen holds up, they should have a pitching matchup against anyone. We need all of them to remain as healthy as possible, regardless of what order they go in.