The Chicago White Sox has a lot of interesting players. One of the best pitchers on the team is Lucas Giolito. He is also always very honest when he talks to the media which he did on Thursday. It is good to hear from one of the most important players in the organization. He certainly had some interesting things to say.
Of course, the most interesting thing that he talked about was the upcoming CBA as the current one is set to expire on December 1st. Lucas Giolito is the White Sox current representative for the MLB Players Association.
He seems to understand that nobody wants there to be a lockout. That would be very bad for baseball and he definitely knows that. Both sides, according to Giolito, want to get a deal done so that we avoid anything messy.
Lucas Giolito of the Chicago White Sox always has interesting comments.
Lucas Giolito also gave some very interesting opinions in regards to on the field baseball-related things as well. For one, he seems to be excited that Tony La Russa is back for 2022. He thinks that the team was better and closer under Tony which is good to hear. If he and his teammates do enjoy playing for the guy, then the team could absolutely take the next step next year with some new additions.
We all want to see if Michael Kopech can be a starter in Major League Baseball. It seems as if Lucas Giolito wants to see that happen as well. He also has some insight into the fact that Kopech himself wants that role as well. We can only hope that this is something that Giolito is right about because Kopech is one of the most talented pitchers that the White Sox have ever had.
The Chicago White Sox and Lucas Giolito also don’t have a long-term contract in place. Most of their young core is locked up for a while but they haven’t gotten around to Giolito yet. It is always more difficult with pitchers because they have a finite number of pitches in their arms but it would be nice to see Giolito get his deal. He made some comments about that as well.
There is no doubt that Giolito is very aware of the situations around him. He gives quality answers whenever there is a good question. You can always expect that from him and this won’t be the last time that we hear from Giolito in the offseason.
It was awesome to see Lucas Giolito join Jack Flaherty to go see their friend Max Fried play in the World Series. He confirmed in this presser that the reason he did it in game six and not game two was because he had COVID-19. It is good to hear that he and everyone in his world are totally fine.
The White Sox needs a lot from Giolito in 2022. He is one of the great pitchers in the American League and has shown that he can be an ace. If the White Sox want to win a World Series, they need Lucas and his fellow starters to be better in the playoffs next year.