The Chicago White Sox has a lot of really good starting pitching. With Lucas Giolito, Dylan Cease, Michael Kopech, and Lance Lynn, the big four are set and as good as anyone in the league. They also have Johnny Cueto who is a really nice number five.
However, as we have seen with the Chicago White Sox a lot over the last two years, injuries can play a factor. Lance Lynn just made his season debut on Tuesday. Lucas Giolito has missed a handful of starts because of a small injury and COVID-19, and Kopech just avoided a big scare.
They were also forced to DFA Dallas Keuchel earlier in the year because he was awful. There are other potential starters in the bullpen like Reynaldo Lopez, Davis Martin, Vince Velasquez, and Jimmy Lambert.
It still might be smart for the White Sox, as a result of some of these factors, to consider adding another really good starter. These are three really good starting pitchers to consider adding before the 2022 trade deadline:
David Bednar would be amazing for the Chicago White Sox down the stretch.
The Chicago White Sox would love to add David Bednar of the Pittsburgh Pirates. He is someone to consider because he is a great pitcher that would fit in well with this staff right now. Inserting an arm that good would help everyone else take some pressure off.
So far this season on a bad Pittsburgh Pirates team, Bednar has a 1.14 ERA and a 1.7 WAR. His impact has been incredible as he gives that team a chance to win every single game.
Things haven’t been great for the White Sox this season so far but they are significantly better than the Pirates. If they added another arm like this they might start to really pick up more steam. He would also be able to come pitch in what promises to be a tight playoff race.
Bednar isn’t a starter but he could be someone that helps them become a better staff. With stuff this good, he has to be mentioned in a list of pitchers to acquire! Now, for the starters: