The Chicago White Sox have a strong starting pitching set with the guys that they have right now. With players like Dylan Cease, Lucas Giolito, Johnny Cueto, and Michael Kopech, the rotation is strong.
But what about the back end with the relievers? We have seen some weakness there and with Joe Kelly missing some time thanks to an injury he suffered against the Boston Red Sox, it may be time for the Sox to trade for a reliever.
With guys like Liam Hendriks and Kendall Graveman, among others, it may be hard to imagine the White Sox needing any help at the reliever position. But they have some question marks with Aaron Bummer’s health and ability being called into question as well the health of Kelly.
Those question marks mean that the White Sox could be in the market for a reliever to help bolster their bullpen and help them earn more wins.
Fans may be a little wary of the whole reliever thing after the mess with Craig Kimbrel last year. Kimbrel was not a good fit in Chicago. Management realized it and traded him to the Los Angels Dodges for A.J. Pollock.
This was a good move and is starting to pay off. But the Sox still need more relievers to help get from the starter to Liam Hendriks.
The Chicago White Sox are a team looking for one more reliever at some point.
The White Sox don’t need a top-end reliever, they just need someone that is going to come in and be good enough. They could use someone that can get a hold, is relatively healthy, and can strike fear in the heart of a batter (much like Hendriks does from time to time). Now, this begs the question, who would they trade for a reliever if they were to trade for one?
The Sox have a pretty attractive group of players that could tempt a lot of teams to potentially give up a reliever. There are even some minor league players that the White Sox may be willing to part with to bring in a reliever. We will have to see what the team does.
Having extra or additional help at the reliever spot is crucial for success. The White Sox needs to be able to close out games and can do it with some help. Getting that help is always the hard part and the Sox must be willing to part with some of their talent to get it.