The Chicago White Sox could use some bullpen help going into the 2022 season.
We don’t know what is going to happen with Craig Kimbrel and Michael Kopech is set to become a starter in 2022. That leaves some big-time holes to fill in the bullpen. Garrett Crochet and Reynaldo Lopez are starters by trade but could spend 2022 in the pen again after doing a great job in 2201. Dallas Keuchel may also find his way in there as well at some point.
Regardless, they need some help in that department. The Los Angeles Dodgers have a player that would fit that role very well. Joe Kelly is someone that has pitched in the highest of leverage situations you can possibly imagine and done a good job. He won the World Series with the Boston Red Sox in 2018 and the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2020.
Bringing that kind of experience to the White Sox would go a long way. He is someone who has been through it all which would really help some of the young pitchers on the team. He also has a bit of an attitude and that would fit in well on this club.
He is also just simply a good pitcher. He appeared in 44.0 innings for the Dodgers in 2021 where he posted a 2.86 ERA and a 0.977 WHIP. He had 50 strikeouts to only 15 walks as well so you know his command was awesome. If his injury isn’t going to linger, the Sox should take a serious look at this guy. All of the free-agent pitchers from the Dodgers have something that they can give to help the Sox take a step.