The Chicago White Sox might look to add some starting pitching in the offseason. Lance Lynn, Lucas Giolito, and Dylan Cease are for sure going to be there. We think Dallas Keuchel will be there looking to have a comeback type season. Michael Kopech and Garrett Crochet are also in the mix to become starters.
Despite some of those uncertainties, the biggest question is Carlos Rodon and whether or not he is going to be back. There are some big decisions to be made on whether paying him a lot of money for a long time is a good idea or not.
They still need to add to their starting rotation. They have three aces but none of them is someone that you point to as the best of the group. You really can’t go wrong with any of Lynn, Giolito, or Cease when they are all at their best.
However, if they added someone like Max Scherzer, they would then have that guy that you know for a fact is taking the ball in game one. He is also one of the most accomplished pitchers in recent memory. He is an unrestricted free agent upon the end of this season. His Los Angeles Dodgers are currently in a heated National League Championship Series with the Atlanta Braves.
Scherzer was traded to the Dodgers at the trade deadline along with Trea Turner from the Washington Nationals. He was brilliant in his Nationals career following an amazing tenure with the Detroit Tigers. He also began his career with the Arizona Diamondbacks but his stay there was very short.
Max Scherzer would bring some incredible experience to the Chicago White Sox.
In his career, he has a World Series ring, three All-Star selections, and three Cy Young Awards. The funny thing is that he is probably going to win the Cy Young again this year for the National League in a season in which he was traded. He had a 2.46 ERA, 0.864 WHIP, and 236 strikeouts. All of that accumulated to 5.3 wins above replacement. This guy is still scary good.
Even at the age of 37, he is the perfect player for the White Sox to try bringing in. That is the perfect attitude and talent to have on this young roster going into 2022. As mentioned before, he spent many years with the Detroit Tigers. You would think that as a result, he would be very familiar with the AL Central which is a good reason to consider the White Sox.
Scherzer is a Hall of Famer the second he retires. The White Sox, if he doesn’t go back to the Dodgers, is the perfect place to end his career on a winning note. He would become a legend in this amazing town if he showed up and delivered a World Series title. He isn’t thinking about this right now as he hopes to pitch some more in 2021 but it is certainly a nice thought for us.