The Chicago White Sox needs to cut ties with Dallas Keuchel as he doesn’t help.
Dallas Keuchel was a brilliant pitcher during the 2020 season. It was a shortened season but he was one of the very best pitchers on the Chicago White Sox staff en route to their first playoff appearance in years. Things have changed.
Dallas Keuchel was okay in the first half of 2021 but things fell off for him quickly. He was eventually so bad that he was left off the 2022 playoff roster. He probably didn’t like it very much but when you are bad you should not be pitching for an elite team.
Well, things have not gotten better for Keuchel in 2022. He is one of the few pitchers that has not benefited from having Ethan Katz as his pitching coach. So far this year, he has a 9.00 ERA and a WHIP over 2 which are just horrendous stats. His WAR sits at -0.7 so he is a literal detriment to the Chicago White Sox.
It is honestly tough to see because this is a guy who has won a Cy Young, a World Series championship, five Gold Gloves, and has been an all-star twice. Seeing him struggle the way that he has isn’t fun but they can’t keep using him like this.
They pretty much don’t have a chance to win every fifth day because he has no command. He will walk the bases loaded and then finally get one over the plate but the opponent will lace it to the gap for a double. The White Sox are way too good to be using players like this in the year 2022.