The Chicago White Sox finally DFA’s Dallas Keuchel over the weekend. It had been a long time coming after being a bad starting pitcher for over a year. A lot of people were skeptical that the White Sox would actually do it but they did and it is great.
They are going to run the rest of the season with Lucas Giolito, Dylan Cease, Michael Kopech, Lance Lynn, Reynaldo Lopez, Vince Velasquez, and Johnny Cueto as starting options. That is actually a really good group, especially the top four.
Keuchel finishes his 2022 White Sox season with a 2-5 record, a 7.88 ERA, 2.156 WHIP, and only 20 strikeouts in 32 innings pitched. He accumulated a -1.2 WAR which shows just how bad he actually was. Chances are that the White Sox would have a better record if he wasn’t there.
Keuchel has been a very successful Major League Baseball player. In his career, he has been a World Series Champion and a Cy Young Award winner. As a result of his past, he will probably get another chance to pitch in the league. These are three teams that make the most sense for him:
1. Chicago Cubs
The Chicago Cubs would be perfect for a player like Dallas Keuchel right now.
The Chicago Cubs are a very bad team. They just lost both games of a doubleheader to the Milwaukee Brewers on Monday and are now 19-29 on the season. They are 4-6 in their last ten after dropping three straight.
Keuchel would be able to sign there and go to a low-pressure situation. He also wouldn’t have to move his family which would be really nice for him. They are going nowhere this season so he would just be able to try improving his craft without “playoff aspirations”. It is a perfect spot for him.