Robbie Ray would be a disaster of a signing for the Chicago White Sox.
Robbie Ray was a hot commodity this offseason. He was a teammate of Marcus Semien in 2021 with the Toronto Blue Jays. He was so good that he won the American League Cy Young Award for his efforts. Of course, as a free agent, teams lined up to get him.
The lucky team to land him this offseason was the Seattle Mariners. They came in with high expectations after having a very good year in 2021 but they have been one of the only teams more disappointing than the Chicago White Sox this year.
Part of that is because their new very expensive ace has been anything but an ace so far this season. His numbers are not where they need to be and he has not solidified Seattle’s pitching staff as much as they would have thought when they first signed him. Sometimes these types f signings work and sometimes they don’t.
Johnny Cueto has been way better for the White Sox in 2022 than Ray has been for the Mariners. With Lucas Giolito, Michael Kopech, Dylan Cease, and Lance Lynn rounding out the rotation, not giving Robbie Ray all of that money is looking smarter and smarter every day.