The Chicago White Sox is a team that has dealt with some horrid injuries in 2021. With those injuries, they still managed to have 93 wins and an American League Central Division title. They are hoping that they have just a bit more luck in 2022 but it isn’t off to the best start.
Garrett Crochet went down with an injury last week and it came out that he had a bad elbow injury. He is going to need Tommy John surgery which will end his entire season. That is bad news as he is a very good pitcher that was going to be a part of a very strong bullpen when healthy.
Unfortunately, it doesn’t sound like the bad news is going t stop there. We aren’t there with Lance Lynn’s current injury but it is frightening to see that he left Saturday’s spring training game with knee soreness and is going to be reevaluated.
Lynn is right there with Lucas Giolito and Dylan Cease for the best starting pitcher on the team. Add someone like Michael Kopech to the mix and you have a group of players that can form one of the top starting rotations in all of baseball.
The Chicago White Sox needs Lance Lynn’s injury to not be all that bad.
The only thing that should matter right now to this team is the health of their guys. Making sure that Lynn is okay needs to be the number one priority today with the regular season less than a week away. Lynn is projected to make one of those first two starts in Detroit.
In 2021, we saw how good Lynn was in a White Sox uniform. Outside of the Houston Astros being the only team that truly had his number, he was one of the best pitchers in Major League Baseball. That was evident with his nomination for the American League Cy Young.
Hopefully, this is something that was precautionary and Lynn can return as soon as possible. We have come to know him and his personality over the year and he is amazing. Few people are as easy to root for as Lynn.
He screams profanities on the mound and creates out with ease. He is just perfect for the south side. The White Sox, whether Lynn is okay or not, needs to add another one just in case some of these back-end rotation options don’t work out. When Lynn is back, this is a World Series deep team that needs to take advantage. It needs to not be something torn or broken.