3. Their pitching is World Series caliber
The Chicago White Sox have an elite pitching staff which will help them in the playoffs.
The Chicago White Sox is a team with an outstanding pitching staff. There are no holes in the group if they are used right. Of course, some players are better than others but when correcryl aligned, this is a group that can win the World Series.
It all begins with the starters. During most of the regular season, the starting five were Lucas Giolito, Dallas Keuchel, Lance Lynn, Dylan Cease, and Carlos Rodon. As a group, they were fantastic. However, Keuchel started to get worse and worse as the year went on. It is all but official now that he is the odd man out when it becomes a four-man playoff rotation.
We don’t know if he will make the roster or not. If he does, it will be as a member of the bullpen. Speaking of the bullpen, the White Sox are also so set in that area too. With names like Liam Hendriks, Craig Kimbrel, Michael Kopech, Aaron Bumer, Ryan Tepera, and Garrett Crochet, it is hard to worry about them if they have a lead late in games.
Hendriks is one of the best closers in the game. With Kopech and Kimbrel, it is a very nice late inning trio. Kopech is also very capable of making a start if that is deemed necessary. Reynaldo Lopez is also a part of this group as someone who can start or make a relief appearance. Either way, they have many players who can fill multiple roles.
We will find out the order of the rotation soon. We will also find out soon if Carlos Rodon will be healthy enough to pitch in the playoffs. He was good in his last outing but nothing seems to be sure right now. It will be a game changer if he is good to go because he is so good.
Winning the World Series is the main goal for every team but the White Sox have a chance to do it right now. It has been a lot of fun to watch this team this season but now it is time for them to get serious. This team is so good and if all of these things happen, they will do it.